“Airstrike by US - backed Saudi coalition on bus kills dozens of Yemeni children”
The world stopped for a brief second in August last year when news fell
that dozens of children travelling back from a school trip on the bus had been killed or maimed in an airstrike attack in northern Yemen.
There was outrage in the days that followed as reports of “body parts scattered all over the area” and “the sounds of moaning and crying everywhere” spread across the news.
UNICEF staff in Yemen said August was a devastatingly sad month with at least 87 children confirmed killed and 129 injured in just four weeks.
But again, like most news stories, interest in the airstrike eventually waned.
While stories on the crisis in Yemen continue to fall off the news radar, conditions are worsening at a nearly unprecedented rate. In 2014, prior to the conflict, 14.7 million people require assistance. In 2015, the number grew to 15.9 million; in 2016 to 21.2 million and in 2018 to 22.2 million.