INT NGOS: THOUSANDS OF YEMENI CHILDREN HAVE NO ACCESS TO FOOD, HEALTHCARE

Save the Children, along with four other international organizations, have affirmed that tens of thousands of Yemeni children are unable to access sufficient nutrition, health care, education and other basic services following 18 months of conflict.

In a joint statement presented to the UN Human Rights Council, they said that more than three million people have been displaced due to the ongoing conflict in Yemen forcing two thirds of them to leave their houses for 10 months or more.

The statement pointed out that the current conflict led to the killing of more than a thousand children and injured 1,796 others while tens of thousands live in fear of fighting and airstrikes.

The armed conflict resulted in stark violations against children including attacks against schools and hospitals, according to the joint statement.

The organizations welcomed the continuous efforts aimed at realizing peace, demanding, at the same time, the international community to use their influence to ensure commitment to the International Law.

The statement urged the UN Human Rights Council to adopt a new resolution to assign an independent investigation body under the UN supervision to carry out comprehensive investigations in the claims of the violations of the International Law in Yemen.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.