National Commission for Education Calls on Int’l Community to Protect Children in Yemen
The National Commission for Education, Culture and Science (UNESCO) called on all human rights organizations and the international community to carry out their tasks, to protect children in Yemen and to keep the educational process away from conflict and war.
In a statement the UNESCO confirmed that the yesterday’s crime of targeting the schools of “al-Raee, Nojoum Yemen, al-Ahqaf” in the neighborhood of Sa’wan, capital Sana’a, which killed 13 students and injured more than 60 others, could be considered as a war crime for violating all international treaties and humanitarian laws.
The organization pointed out that this crime is contrary to all religions and covenants and international laws that criminalize the targeting of educational institutions.
Yemen is marking a grim anniversary, two week ago, it has been four years since a western-backed military coalition led by Saudi Arabia, which has led to the deaths of at least 60,000 people and caused the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.
Four years and over 600,000 dead and injured of Yemeni people, prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.