A call for renewal and strengthening of the mandate for the Group of Eminent Experts
United Nations Human Rights Council
26th September 2018
Item 10, Technical assistance and capacity building – ID on HC report on Yemen
This statement is made on behalf of Save the Children and 17 civil society organisations, including organisations with current operations in Yemen.
Dear Mr. Secretary-General:
Dear Foreign Secretary,
We are writing to express our grave concern at the rapidly deteriorating crisis in Yemen and increasing violence against civilians in recent weeks.
Yesterday’s horrifying airstrike on a school bus in the Saada governorate reportedly killed 40 children and left another 56 seriously wounded. Such an act is not only unconscionable and heart-breaking, it appears to be a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law (IHL).
International non-government organisations (INGOs) in Yemen strongly condemn horrific Coalition airstrikes on a bus transporting school children in Yemen yesterday. This bombing follows an unacceptable trend of attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure by parties to Yemen’s conflict. The killing of dozens of children has escalated the depravity of a war creating untold loss and destruction for people in Yemen.
We, the undersigned humanitarian and human rights organisations, strongly condemn the major attacks that hit a fish market and the entrance to Yemen's largest hospital, Al Thawra, in Hodeidah on 2 August, which reportedly killed over 40 civilians, including children. Hospitals are protected under International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and parties to the conflict are obliged to do everything possible to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, as the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande, emphasised in her condemnation of the attack.
War Child UK
Programmes – Can’t Wait to Learn
Amman & Zarqa
23rd of October
Deputy Project Manager
We are recruiting a Programme Funding Coordinator for the Middle East region, who will ensure growth in our restricted grant funding, covering the areas of donor networking, strategic planning and preparing project design and proposal development. The position is critical for War Child to realise its ambition of securing a new generation of larger, longer term institutional grant contracts and ensuring quality in our programming.
We’re looking for an experienced finance professional to join us as our Programme Finance Manager. You will lead the programme finance team, ensuring quality and timely support is provided to our international teams. As a trusted partner to the Head of Finance, you will provide information, insight and analysis to senior management to facilitate informed decision making. Through your leadership, the financial capacity of the organisation will grow by improving and developing new processes, tools and policies.