The International Nonviolence Organization, Free Muslim, has expressed, with great pain, the catastrophe that children in Syria and Yemen are exposed to and the killing of tens of thousands of them, calling on all Islamic governments to unite efforts to stop this ongoing tragedy.
Because of the ongoing war on the two countries and the control of terrorist groups, tens of thousands of children have fallen victim to violence, terrorism and bloody conflicts.
In a statement received by Shia Waves News Agency, the organization stated that it “expresses with pain the disastrous UN statements regarding the affairs of children in both the countries of Syria and Yemen, and calls on all Islamic governments to unite efforts to stop this ongoing tragedy.”
The statement stated, “Official data issued by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) showed that tens of thousands of children were killed as a result of the bloody conflicts taking place in both the countries of Syria and Yemen, stressing that these numbers are subject to increase with the continuation of these wars.”
According to the organization, “More than 11,000 Yemeni children have been killed or injured, at a rate of four children per day, while no less than 29,894 children have been killed in Syria since March 2011, including 182 children due to torture, in addition to 5162 children who are still detained or forcibly disappeared.
The organization believes that “the human, moral and legal responsibility requires Islamic governments in general, and Arab governments in particular, to intervene to put an end to these atrocities away from political agendas and factional interests, by urging and unifying efforts to stop the raging wars in those two countries.”
At the same time, the organization called for “extending a hand of aid and assistance to save the two peoples from the suffering that has plagued them for more than a decade,” stressing “the importance of organizing urgent medical and food aid campaigns.”