Unicef calls Yemeni rivals to resolve political crisis for sake of children

Sana`a (ANTARA News/Xinhua-OANA) - The Yemeni prolonged political crisis has negatively affected education, health and alimentation of children across the impoverished Arab state, the UNICEF representative said Monday in a press conference in Sana`a.

Gert Camilleri said the children are the most affected group during the current political, security and economic crises that triggered severe water, oil and power shortages, food prices hike and roadblocks, blaming all Yemeni political rivals.

Camilleri appealed to all political forces to sit around the table of peaceful dialogue and rapidly resolve this standoff. " This crisis must be resolved today not tomorrow... children cannot wait for tomorrow," he said.

The Arab country has been in the grip of six-month-long protests demanding immediate ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.  (*)