We won't let them get away with killing children

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Children’s lives have been torn apart after two years of brutal armed conflict in Yemen. Children like 1 year old Zuhoor* who had her fingers amputated after being crushed by debris and badly burnt in an airstrike.

The Saudi-led coalition have been responsible for dozens of bombings. They must be held to account for their actions, along with all of Yemen’s warring parties. Don’t let them use their political influence to get themselves off the hook.

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Dear Secretary General,

The war in Yemen is taking an appalling toll on the country’s children. Time and again we have seen all sides act in violation of international law, leading to thousands of children being killed and maimed in their homes, schools and hospitals.

It is vital that the warring parties who have committed these terrible abuses are held to account. Last year, the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition was added to the list of perpetrators of grave violations in your annual Children and Armed Conflict report, alongside the other groups fighting in Yemen. But despite overwhelming UN-verified evidence of violations against children by the Coalition in 2015, they were removed from the list.

This cannot happen again. We know that the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition was responsible for the deaths or injuries of more than 120 children in 2016, and attacked multiple schools and hospitals. Please ensure that all parties in this devastating conflict are held accountable for their actions by listing them in this year’s report. 

If we don’t stand up and protect Yemen’s children, who will?

 

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