In Yemen, five parties are listed for grave violations against children. The Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces were listed for killing and maiming and attacks on schools and hospitals in the SG’s 2017 CAC annual report. Escalating conflict has stalled implementation of the Government’s 2014 Action Plan to end and prevent recruitment and use. In January, the SG will give his periodic report to the Council on implementation of SCR 2201 (2015) and developments in Yemen. On November 16, the heads of UN agencies (WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, WFP, OCHA) issued a joint statement calling for an immediate lift of the humanitarian blockade in Yemen, reminding parties that more than 11 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance. Jamie McGoldrick, Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, issued a statement mentioning further concerns about reported attacks on hospitals, especially in the western coast and around the city of Sana’a. The 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: January 2018
|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