The National Committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations confirmed that it had documented more than 6,000 cases of violations against children during the war launched by the terrorist Houthi militia on the Yemeni governorates.
This came during a panel discussion organized by the National Committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations today, Monday, on the mechanisms of Yemeni children’s rights during the conflict and ways to activate them at its headquarters in the temporary capital, Aden.
During the episode, the head of the National Committee, Judge Ahmed Saeed Al-Muflihi, said that this workshop comes within the framework of the International Day for the Rights of the Child, and that the National Committee has monitored and documented more than 6000 cases of violations against children, noting that the Committee did not monitor all violations, and that this number was not possible for the Committee to Monitor and document it only.
Al-Maflihi added that these violations are related to war crimes, as a large number of people were involved children In military operations and their recruitment addition To deprive them of study and education as a result of the continuation of the war and as a result of the living conditions that the community suffers from.
Al-Maflihi confirmed that the committee is working on finding Specialized centers for rehabilitation children Victims who were subjected to violations, calling on the international community and the Yemeni government to contribute to finding Specialized Centers for Mitigation fatigues The war and its effects on children .
In turn, the representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, “Reto Dittal”, said that the commission is keen to strengthen partnership with the Yemeni government and relevant authorities to work to protect children Yemenis who are subjected to violations, some of whom lost their parents due to the war or because of Covid 19, wishing that the workshop would come out with targeted recommendations to work on developing mechanisms to protect children.
The workshop, in which 25 participants from the Ministries of Justice and Human Rights and civil society organizations will participate, aims to discuss a number of working papers on the efforts of the National Investigation Committee to investigate violations against children to ensure the activation of the principle of accountability and the lack of impunity, and violations of children’s rights between legal protection and reality. And strengthening mechanisms to protect children from conflict.