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Yemeni children condemn UN silence on Saudi violations of their rights

Abdullatif Al-washali

Press TV, Sana'a

Hundreds of Yemeni children filled the streets of the capital, Sana'a, to condemn the shameful stance of the United Nations toward the continued Saudi violations of their rights.

This came after the United Nations added the Ansarullah movement to its blacklist of groups blamed for violating children’s rights. Protesting children expressed their rejection of the UN decision, saying Saudi Arabia and its allies are the real killers of children and are denying Yemeni children their basic needs.

During the years-long war on Yemen, Saudi Arabia has violated international humanitarian laws on numerous occasions, including the targeting of residential areas with air raids, which have killed tens of thousands of civilians, most of them women and children.

Human rights activists say the United Nations should add Saudi Arabia to its blacklist of groups violating children’s rights as Riyadh's airstrikes have killed more than 4000 Yemeni children alone, according to rights organizations.

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