(Saba)- Secretary-General of the Arab League A hmed Aboul-Gheit on Monday appealed to the international community and humanitarian organizations to immediately provide assistance and relief to Yemenis.
OIC calls UN toverify information on Yemen child casualties
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)has called on the United Nations to verify the information it gathers on child casualties in the Yemeni armed conflict and not rely on sources that lack credibility or represent certain political standpoints.
The United Nations"Child and Armed Conflict" report of last month alleged that most child casualties were incurred by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition's airstrikes. The Coalition, through its spokesperson Col. Turki al-Maliki, responded early this month by rejecting the report for it "lacks documentation of the claims with pictures and indications of the wheres and whens of the incidents."
The OIC supported al-Maliki's statements which attributed most of the casualties to Houthi recruitment of child fighters andcriticized the UN dependence, for information, on Sana'a-based NGOs that the rebelshad supported to reflect and convey their views.