Sahwa Net- Human Rights Watch has called the United States for suspending military assistance to six government including Yemen which, according to HRW, uses child soldiers.
"So long as they keep getting US military assistance, these countries have little incentive to stop recruiting children" added HRW.
HRW said that the US Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 prohibits governments using child soldiers from receiving US foreign military financing, military training, and several other categories of US military assistance.
"Yemeni government forces have recruited children as young as 14 and government-affiliated militia have also used children as soldiers" it said.
On June 27, 2011, the US State Department released a list of six governments that use child soldiers in violation of US legislation adopted in 2008: Burma, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Five of the countries - excluding Burma - receive US military assistance.