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>> Most kids start the school term worrying about the end of the holidays or getting too much homework. These kids, in Yemen's northern Saada province, are afraid an air strike will hit their school. And they're mourning friends who won't return to class this year. Dozens of them were killed in an attack on a school bus here in August.
> Thank God who saved me from the strike and from this horrendous crime.>> The Saudi led coalition which receives western backing has investigated a few of it's thousands of air strikes. After international outcry, it found this one unjustified. The UN children's rights watchdog called on the coalition Thursday to stop attacking civilians.
Fourteen year old Akmad was on the bus, he lost several of his friends but he's determined to return to normal life.>>
Schools and hospitals have been hit repeatedly. It's said more than 1,200 children have been killed in the Yemeni war, that's about 20% of civilian deaths.>> So that's one in five civilian killed is a child under 18, that's a lot of children. This is why we were concerned about the air strikes, but not only the air strikes, I think we also mentioned to them in the dialogue the aerial and naval blockade.
>> Among the multiple threats Yemen's children face, the risk of famine. A Reuters photographer captured these shocking images at a hospital in Sana'a this week. There were hundreds of thousands of malnourished kids in Yemen, many of them are infants who have known only war.