JUNE 3, 2016 ,Kristine Beckerle revealed the news of un report on children in Yemen and conduct of Saudi led coalition, which is available in Human Rights Watch website. Every year, the United Nations secretary-general releases a “list of shame” of government forces and armed groups that have committed grave violations against children during armed conflict. This year, the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen was listed for the first time, identified as being responsible for killing and maiming children in Yemen and for attacks on schools and hospitals. There was a six-fold increase in the killing and maiming of children in Yemen during 2015, with at least 785 children killed and 1,168 injured, according to the secretary-general’s report. The Saudi-led coalition was responsible for 60 percent of these child deaths and injuries.
Of course, the Saudi-led coalition is not alone in committing grave abuses against children in Yemen. The Houthis somehow, government forces, pro-government militias, and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were also involved in the killing and maiming of children in Yemen.
3 June 2016, Amnesty International in a briefing published a report concerning bad situation of refugees. The briefing shows that Turkey’s asylum system is struggling to cope with more than three million asylum-seekers and refugees.
The report shows how the Turkish asylum system fails three crucial tests including 1-Status, 2- Durable and 3- Solutions Subsistence, required under international law for the return of asylum seekers to Turkey to be lawful.
“The EU-Turkey deal is reckless and illegal. Amnesty International’s findings expose as a fiction the idea that Turkey is able to respect the rights and meet the needs of over three million asylum-seekers and refugees,” said John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Director for Europe and Central Asia.
“This is a reality check for Europe’s leaders. It may be politically expedient to outsource their legal duty to help people fleeing conflict.” John Dalhuisen added.
1 June 2016 ,As the violence continues to escalate in Fallujah and across Iraq, concerns declared by UNICEF over the protection of children in the face of extreme and rising danger indicates some sort of drastic situation for children.
UNICEF has estimated that at least 20,000 children remain trapped in the city. According to reports, food and medicine are running out and clean water is in short supply.
UNICEF called on all parties to protect children inside Fallujah, provide safe passage to those wishing to leave the city and grant safe and secure environments to displaced civilians.
23 MAY 2016, ICRC said in a report that thousands of people have lost limbs in Yemen since the conflict started in 2015. In fact, reports indicate that an estimated 6,000 people have been left disabled – most as the result of a blast, a mine or sustaining a gunshot. Sadly, these injuries are becoming increasingly common in times of war.
In spite of their misfortune and pain, Yemeni men, women and children injured in the conflict are all determined to live a normal life and to hope for a brighter future – for themselves and their country. The ICRC helps people with disabilities in Yemen through support to four Physical Rehabilitation Centres in Sana’a, Aden, Mukalla and Taiz.
In an another report ICRC reveals that in its sixth year, the conflict in Syria is the largest and most complex humanitarian crisis in the world, with no end in sight. Brutal and relentless violence has brought the country to its knees. Millions are in desperate need of immediate assistance.
8 million people displaced inside Syria,
4.5 million people live in besieged and hard-to-reach areas,
1.5 million people injured,
250,000 people killed.