Draft UN Security Council resolution condemns Houthi militia missiles in Yemen

The draft resolution calls for ending child-soldiers’ recruitment. (Supplied)

The United Nations Security Council is expected to release a draft resolution which stresses the need to ensure humanitarian aid workers’ security in Yemen.

It also condemns Houthi militia ballistic missiles.

According to Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, diplomatic sources said that UN Security Council members are negotiating a resolution which welcomes humanitarian aid efforts in Yemen established by the Arab-led coalition.

The draft resolution urges ending child-soldiers’ recruitment. It also calls on all member states to fully implement the international arms embargo.

UN aid workers abused

In addition, the resolution emphasized that nearly 22 million individuals are in desperate need of help. This call comes amidst rising cases of cholera, diphtheria, critical malnutrition and risks of famine.

Meanwhile, UN workers have asked for protection from the Houthi militias’ activities in Yemen.

They also complained about abuse encountered whilst continuing their humanitarian relief mission. UN workers in Yemen have accused the militias of blackmailing them in return for continuing their duties.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56
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