Yemen war: Failure to investigate violations shameful – UN

The UN human rights chief has described as “shameful” the reticence of the international community to investigate violations in the conflict in Yemen.

The failure to seek justice for victims was “contributing to the continuing horror”, Zeid Raad Al Hussein said.

His comments came after the release of a report that said almost every rule of modern warfare was being flouted.

It found that civilians were targeted in air strikes, prohibited weapons used and children recruited as soldiers.

The UN says at least 5,144 civilians have been killed – a quarter of them children – since March 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition intervened in the war between President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi’s government and the rebel Houthi movement.

The conflict has also left 20.7 million people in need of some kind of humanitarian assistance, created the largest food security emergency in the world, and led to a cholera outbreak that is believed to have affected 600,000 people since April.

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