Yemen

New Action Plan to Strengthen the Protection of Children Affected by Armed Conflict in Yemen Signed with the Houthis

At the start of the welcomed nationwide truce by all parties to the conflict in Yemen which opens the door to addressing Yemen’s urgent humanitarian and economic needs and creates a genuine opportunity to restart Yemen’s political process, the Houthis (who call themselves Ansar Allah) have signed an Action Plan with the United Nations to [...]

2022-04-21T14:48:40-04:00Monday, 18 April 2022|

Yemen: SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict Welcomed the Handover of Children Deprived of Liberty to Civilian Actors

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, welcomed the release and handover by the Houthis of 64 children deprived of liberty from detention centers to civilian actors in Yemen. The Special Representative added that the UN welcomes efforts by all parties to conflict to end and prevent grave [...]

2020-01-29T15:32:04-05:00Wednesday, 29 January 2020|

Ultimately, Only Peace Can Deter Violations Against Children in Yemen – SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict

Second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Yemen [Arabic version below] The last five years have seen devastating levels of violence against children in Yemen, highlights the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Republic of Yemen covering the period between 1 April 2013 and 31 [...]

2019-06-30T21:16:58-04:00Friday, 28 June 2019|

Briefing to the UN Security Council on Yemen

Briefing to the United Nations Security Council on the situation of children in Yemen Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict 15 April 2019 Check against delivery Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank the President of the Council for the opportunity to [...]

2019-04-15T11:13:24-04:00Monday, 15 April 2019|

MoU to Strengthen the Protection of Children Affected by Armed Conflict in Yemen Signed with the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Force Commander of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, Lieutenant General Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, to reinforce the protection of boys and girls affected by armed conflict [...]

2021-07-08T08:47:52-04:00Monday, 25 March 2019|

Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Children and Armed Conflict in Riyadh

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC), Ms. Virginia Gamba, completed a day and a half visit to Riyadh to discuss protection concerns and explore avenues to strengthen the measures established by parties to conflict to end and prevent grave violations against children in Yemen. This is the first visit [...]

2019-01-28T12:22:57-05:00Monday, 28 January 2019|

UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Condemns Escalation of Violence Against Children

New York – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent escalation of violence affecting children in several conflicts around the world. “Children have been directly targeted by belligerents. They were also collateral victims of despicable acts of war,” said [...]

2019-01-28T17:16:58-05:00Friday, 17 August 2018|

Yemen: Ban condemns reported coalition airstrike on rural hospital that leaves 11 dead

An infant in an incubator at Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sana’a. Intensive fighting and bombing has caused frequent power cuts, shortage of medicines and fuel, paralyzing hospitals across Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/Magd Farid

2016-08-17T10:17:06-04:00Tuesday, 16 August 2016|

International push needed to end child rights violations in Yemen – Leila Zerrougui

A boy holds a large piece of exploded artillery shell, which landed in the village of Al Mahjar, a suburb of Sana’a, the capital of Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/Mohamed Hamoud

2019-01-28T17:03:05-05:00Monday, 21 September 2015|
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