UN urged to blacklist Saudi-led coalition over 'grave violations against children' in Yemen

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The UN has been urged by charities to name and shame the Saudi-led coalition over its bombings in Yemen in its annual report on child rights violations in conflict.

A briefing by Save the Children and Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict said the coalition committed “grave violations against children” in a series of 23 attacks in 2016, bombing hospitals or schools, and killing or maiming more than 120 children last year. 

Campaigners demand the UN highlight the actions of the Saudi-led coalition in its annual report on child rights violations in conflict,  expected to be published in August. The report will include a blacklist of states and groups that have committed violations such as killing or maiming children, recruiting children, abduction, sexual violence, or attacking schools or hospitals.

Read more here.

Source: The Guardian 

Photo: Airstrike in Sana'a, via Flickr

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