AUDI-LED COALITION IN YEMEN COMMITTED 23 “GRAVE VIOLATIONS” AGAINST CHILDREN LAST YEAR
As the UN prepares to release its annual report on child rights violations in conflict, a new briefing lays out the pattern of grave violations against children committed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 7:52am
The briefing – by Save the Children and Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict – details a series of 23 attacks in 2016, each confirmed by independent international organisations.
In multiple situations of armed conflict throughout the world, parties to the conflict routinely deny civilians access to humanitarian aid as a tactic of war. For example, in Yemen, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition has maintained a de facto aerial and naval blockade since March 2015. Because Yemen imported 90 percent of its food and medicine and 70 percent of its fuel before the start of the conflict, the impacts of the blockade have been devastating.
Recommendations to the Security Council
OPEN DEBATE ON THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS/SCR 2286 (2016) IMPLEMENTATION
In February, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict visited Colombia to monitor the implementation of key activities by its national child protection partner. The visit was also an opportunity to follow up on the implementation of the peace agreement between the Government and the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP).