➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
United Arab Emirates: UAE spares no efforts to protect and provide dignified life to children
Arab Today – February 25, 2017
Due to economic, social and security pressures, thousands of children end up carrying arms and participate in fighting. They are being used to back rebel and armed groups, to carry supplies and ammunition and even injured soldiers, gather military intelligence and conduct reconnaissance missions, cook and sometimes they are sexually abused or used as human shields,” the UAE Minister said and noted that recently more children were used to carry out suicide attacks. The UN member states should change their policies to protect children from being recruited in war, she said.