ICBU: The UAE is Using British and US Troops to Train Children to Fight in Yemen

Mar 31 2019
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ICBU: The UAE is Using British and US Troops to Train Children to Fight in Yemen

The International Campaign to Boycott UAE (ICBU) has accused the UAE of recruiting and bringing in African children from Sudan and Somalia to fight in Yemen with the help of US and British forces to train these children. According to international reports, 40% of the forces of the Saudi-UAE alliance fighting in Yemen are children.

ICBU called for the formation of independent international investigation committees to investigate the issue of recruiting children in Yemen and use them in the war by the UAE and the issue of training them by US and British forces, and called on the US government and the British government to make an urgent clarification in this regard. The international campaign said that the US and British government not only sold all kinds of weapons to the coalition forces, but sent troops to train fighters of men and children to commit massacres against the people of Yemen, who are on the verge of poverty and famine.

The international campaign also calls on the countries of Europe, America, Turkey, Russia and North Korea to stop arms deals with the UAE and its region, in addition to the intervention of the United Nations, the European Parliament, human rights institutions and the international community to stop human rights violations committed by UAE authorities against Yemen and to force UAE authorities to respect human rights laws. The campaign also called on all countries that respect human rights laws and the free world to boycott the UAE because they violate human rights daily, whether in the war in Yemen or with neighbouring countries or citizens or residents.

ICBU said it was launched in the light of the endless violations of human rights practiced by the UAE, as well as its war crimes in Yemen and violations of workers’ rights, as well as the fact that the UAE is the centre of modern slavery. The United Arab Emirates today is one of the leading countries in trafficking in human beings and is one of the main supporters of terrorist groups in Syria and other parts of the Middle East.