In Yemen, four parties are listed for grave violations against children. The Saudi Arabia-led coalition was listed for killing and maiming and attacks on schools and hospitals in 2016, but later removed pending review. Escalating conflict has stalled implementation of the Government’s 2014 Action Plan to end and prevent recruitment and use. In May, the SG will report to the Council on the implementation of SCR 2201 (2015) and developments in Yemen. As mentioned in Watchlist’s report on Yemen, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), between March 2015 and March 2017, parties to the conflict carried out more than 160 attacks against medical facilities and personnel. The Security Council should:
The United Kingdom is the lead country on Yemen. Japan chairs the 2140 Sanctions Committee.
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: May 2017.
|Pro-Government militias, including the Salafists and Popular Committees*||a||a||a||a||a||a|
|Breakaway First Armoured Division (FAD)||a|
|Yemeni armed forces (YAF)~||a||a||a||a|
|Al-Qaida in the Arab Peninsula (AQIP)||a||a||a|
|Government forces, including the Yemeni Armed Forces, the First Armoured Division, the Military Police, the special security forces and Republican Guards ~||a||a||a||a|
|Saudi Arabia-led coalition (removed 24 June 2016 per addendum A/70/836/ADD.1-S/2016/360/ADD.1)||b,d|
a: Parties that recruit and use children
b: Parties that kill and maim children
c: Parties that commit rape and other forms of sexual violence against children
d: Parties that engage in attacks on schools and/or hospitals
e: Parties that engage in abduction of children
f: Parties that deny humanitarian access to children
~ This party has concluded an action plan with the United Nations in line with Security Council resolutions 1539 (2004) and 1612 (2005).
* This party has been in the annexes for at least five years and is therefore considered a persistent perpetrator.