UN report: More than 800 children recruited in Yemen
الأربعاء 11/يوليه/2018 - 07:02 م
More than 800 children, some as young as 11 have been recruited as child soldiers in Yemen, according to a new report released by the UN on Tuesday.
The report, released by the UN Secretary General, details 842 verified cases of underage boys being recruited to fight in the country’s more than three-year long civil war.
At least 76 of the children were documented as having played a role in active combat, while the others were left to "guard checkpoints and government buildings, for patrolling, fetching water and bringing food and equipment to military positions," according to the UN humanitarian affairs agency (OCHA).
According to The National, the study came as the UAE ambassador to the UN, Lana Nusseibah affirmed the country’s commitment to protecting children in armed conflict. She told the UN security Council on Monday that “The coalition has sustained efforts and will continue to do more to minimise the impact on children because we believe
deeply that every innocent child killed or injured in the conflict is a loss to many.”