Ministry of Foreign Affairs points out suffering of Yemen’s children due to Saudi-led invasion and siege

Ministry of Foreign Affairs points out suffering of Yemen’s children due to Saudi-led invasion and siege

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Yemen informed the international community, including the Security Council, Human Rights Council, Secretary-General of UN, of the statement issued by Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood on the occasion of International Children’s Day.

The ministry  stated that Yemeni children are being killed, displaced and sick as a result of the aggression and siege imposed for the eighth year.

It pointed out that the US-Saudi-Emirati aggression used all internationally prohibited weapons, while the international community did not move a finger, although the UN considered what happened in Yemen the worst humanitarian disaster in modern history.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the US-Saudi aggression targeting more than 51% of health facilities led to dire consequences for society in general, children and their mothers in particular. It is regrettable that the UN not only turned a blind eye to what happened to the children of Yemen, but also removed the coalition from the list of shame for violators of children’s rights.

It called for condemning the crimes committed against the children of Yemen, pressing for an end to it, and bringing the perpetrators to justice so that they receive their punishment.