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Over 8,600 Yemeni Children Killed, Injured in US-Saudi Crimes Since March 2015

The Eye of Humanity Center issued Monday a report documenting the death and injury of more than 8,600 children of Yemen due to crimes committed by the US-Saudi aggression since March 2015.

During a press conference to announce the report documenting the crimes and violations of the US-Saudi aggression against the children of Yemen, the head of the Eye of Humanity Center, Ahmed Abu Hamra, explained that the report documents the death of 4,017 children and the injury 4,588 others, during 8 years of aggression.

He pointed out that the report documents included cases of children affected by the prohibited weapons used by the US-Saudi aggression, indicating that the report contains everything that the monitoring and investigation team was able to document, stressing that the actual reality is more severe.

He pointed out that the report contains international laws and humanitarian charters that guarantee the protection of civilians, which were blown up by the US-Saudi aggression in its war on the Yemeni people, considering that the rules of international and humanitarian law and international human rights are just ink on paper.

For his part, a member of the political bureau of Ansarullah, Abdul Wahhab Al-Mahbashi, said: throughout history it has not been witnessed more heinous crimes such what is committed by the US-Saudi aggression coalition against the children of Yemen.

He stressed that the Yemenis will not forget those who killed their children and women for years, and we will not forget our revolutionaries, pointing out that every Yemeni child who fell in the invaders’ fire creates generations of revolutionary fighters.

Saudi Arabia, backed by the United States and regional allies, launched the war on Yemen in March 2015, with the claim of bringing the government of former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi back to power.

The war has left hundreds of thousands of Yemenis dead, and displaced millions more. It has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases there.

The victims of cluster bombs alone have reached more than 25,000 civilians since the beginning of the US-Saudi aggression on Yemen, most of them are children and women.

Recently, the Executive Center for Mine Action revealed numbers on the victims hit by US-Saudi remnant bombs and mines during October.

In a statement, the center said that the number of victims during last October reached 18 martyrs and 28 injured. All were due to mines, cluster bombs and remnants of the US-Saudi aggression. Since the beginning of this year, the center reported the death of 219 citizens and the injury of 424 others.

The statement added that the center did not receive any response from the United Nations Development Program regarding the mine detectors, explaining that the continued denial of entry of the mine detectors by the aggression represents an obstruction to humanitarian work and deliberately harming the largest number of Yemenis.

He pointed out that Security Council Resolution (2643) specified the mission of the Hodeidah Agreement mission to supervise the removal of mines and cluster bombs within the Hodeidah governorate, revealing the failure of the UN mission, which has not yet issued a statement explaining that the aggression prevents the entry of mine detectors, although it is obligated to reveal that Pursuant to a Security Council resolution.

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