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UN covers Saudi violations against Yemeni children

A baby having nutrition issues due to the lack of food undergoing treatment at a hospital in Sanaa. (File photo)

Abdullatif Al-washali
Press TV, Sana'a

Yemen's ministry of human rights has held a press conference in Yemen's capital Sana'a to expose the allegations and fallacies of the Secretary-General of the United Nations regarding the plight of Yemeni children.

Officials say the UN has collaborated with the Saudi-led coalition in killing Yemeni children by providing the political cover-up for Riyadh's violations. Moreover, the world body removed the kingdom from the list of groups accused of violating children's rights.

According to human rights groups, more than 9,000 children have been killed or maimed by Saudi airstrikes since the beginning of the war in 2015. Health officials say more than a million children are suffering from malnutrition and this number is one of the highest in the world.

Human Rights Activists say the United Nations is hostage to Saudi Arabia’s funding for its programs. They believe that Riyadh will eventually be brought to justice for its atrocities against Yemeni children during its years-long war on Yemen.

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