YCHR: 7,000 and 272 children were killed, injured during six years

The Yemeni Center for Human Rights (YCHR) said that all rights of the Yemen children have been violated in the first attack carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on Yemen in March 2015.

The YCHR affirmed in a statement that the coalition still continued to commit crimes and violations against children, which included murders, maiming, targeting schools and hospitals, and hindering access to humanitarian aid to the country, as well as dozens of crimes of rape and kidnapping.

The statement stressed the need for serious work to protect the rights of children wherever they are and in various circumstances.

“Despite of the celebration of countries on the International Day of the Child and his rights, which were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on November 1959, the rights of Yemeni children are violated, and their blood and lives have been shed by the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes,” the center added.

Seven thousand and 272 children have been killed and wounded by the coalition war since more than six years in light of international complicity and shameful silence.

The statement considered the shameful stances of the international community and the United Nations system towards crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, and removing the coalition from the list of committing crimes against the rights of thousands of Yemeni children, is a black sign and a professional and moral downfall.

The center renewed its full commitment to work to protect children’s rights and improve their conditions, appreciating the positions of individuals, organizations and countries struggling to defend human rights in Yemen and seeking to stop the war and lift the siege on the Yemeni people.

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