Tom Brake met with Save The Children on Monday morning to discuss action to save Yemeni children dying as a result of Saudi Arabian and rebel shelling of residential areas.
Save The Children’s latest Yemen statistics show that since the start of their national conflict, more than 4,500 people have been killed, 10 percent of these being children. 80 percent of the Yemeni population is now in need of food aid.
“I am concerned by our government’s unqualified support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen. I am writing to the government to highlight the acts the military coalition, which includes the Saudi Arabian army, are committing which break human rights’ laws. I support Save The Children’s efforts to help these Yemeni children.”
Save The Children is currently supporting children in Yemen by providing child-friendly spaces and operating child protection mobile teams.
More information regarding Yemeni humanitarian aid can be found on savethechildren.org.uk.