French Foreign Ministry condemns the use of children by Houthis

France condemns the use of child soldiers by the Houthi militia, a practice documented by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. (File Photo: AP)

France condemns the use of child soldiers by the Houthi militia, a practice documented by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

France urges the parties involved in the conflict in Yemen to abide by international law, which prohibits the use of children in armed conflicts. In the frame of the 10th anniversary of the Paris Principles and Commitments, we cooperated with UNICEF, on February 21, in hosting the international conference on “Protecting Children from War,” on the fate of children in armed conflicts.

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France emphasizes the urgent need to find a political solution, which is the only guarantee that can prevent further deterioration in Yemen’s security and humanitarian situation and combat terrorism.

We reiterate our full support for the efforts of UN special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.

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