While the XIIIth International General Assembly of Defence for Children International (DCI), is meeting in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on 10 and 11 November 2022, Yemen remains the world’s largest state of emergency. The overall situation in Yemen is catastrophic due to the widening conflict between parties in northern and southern Yemen, which has directly led to an increase in the number of children whose rights have been violated. More than 10,200 children have been killed or maimed since the beginning of the conflict in 2015, and thousands more have been recruited into the fighting. To date, an estimated two million children are internally displaced. The destruction and closure of schools and hospitals have also severely disrupted access to education and health services. More than two million children are out of school, according to UNICEF, leaving them even more vulnerable. Therefore, the XIIIth International General Assembly of Defence for Children International (DCI), meeting in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on 10 and 11 November 2022, decided to adopt a resolution to address the complex situation in Yemen.
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