In Yemen, six parties are listed for grave violations against children. Despite a reduction of violence since the December 2018 Stockholm Agreement, hostilities between the Houthis and the Saudi/Emirati-led coalition (SELC) continued in Hodeidah, compounding an already dire humanitarian situation. An analysis by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) found that civilian casualties in Hajjah and Taiz alone have more than doubled since the Hodeidah ceasefire and Stockholm Agreement came into effect, with 164 and 184 people killed respectively. On March 25, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG-CAAC) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Force Commander of the SELC to strengthen the protection of children affected by armed conflict in Yemen. The MoU foresees the development of a program of activities to strengthen prevention and protection measures for children in Yemen by May 25, 2019. On March 26, a coalition airstrike hit a hospital supported by Save the Children outside of Saada, killing eight people, including five children, and wounding several others. The UN Security Council should:
The United Kingdom is the lead country on Yemen. Peru chairs the 2140 Sanctions Committee.
This information is based on Watchlist’s Children and Armed Conflict Monthly Update: April 2019.
|Pro-Government militias, including the Salafists and Popular Committees*||a||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||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||a|
|Coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen led by Saudi Arabia**||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.
**First listed as the Saudi Arabia-led coalition for killing and maiming and attacks on schools and hospitals in the 2016 report but removed on 24 June 2016 per addendum A/70/836/ADD.1-S/2016/360/ADD.1