UN agency: Escalation in Yemen fighting kills 74 children, displaces more than 100,000 people

April 7, 2015 6:20 AM

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UN agency: Escalation in Yemen fighting kills 74 children, displaces more than 100,000 people

FILE - In this Saturday, April 4, 2015 file photo, Yemenis stand amid the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in a village near Sanaa, Yemen. Since their advance began last year, the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis have overrun Yemen's capital, Sanaa, and several provinces, forcing the country’s beleaguered President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to flee the country. A Saudi-led coalition continued to carry out intensive airstrikes overnight and early Saturday morning targeting Houthi positions. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File) (The Associated Press)

AMMAN, Jordan – The U.N. children's agency says at least 74 children have been killed since the Yemen conflict intensified almost two weeks ago and that more than 100,000 people have left homes in search of safety.

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