A displaced Yemeni child from the city of Hodeidah is weighed at a clinic in the northern district of Yemen's Hajjah province on July 9, 2018.
/ AFP / ESSA AHMED
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The U.N. envoy for Yemen met with the country's embattled president Tuesday in another round of talks aimed at brokering a truce between the government and rebels.The United Nations said Tuesday that more than 800 children as young as 11 years of age were recruited to Yemen's devastating conflict in 2017 alone.The latest report of the U.N. secretary general on children and armed conflict verified 842 boys had been recruited by various parties in Yemen, where years of war have left thousands dead and pushed the country to the brink of famine. The U.N. also verified the killing and maiming of 1,316 children last year alone, 51 percent of them in air strikes.Nearly 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen since Saudi Arabia and its allies intervened in the country's civil conflict in 2015 – including 2,200 children.
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