Al-Houthi’s child recruitment reached 12,000, including 2,450, die killed on the front lines

Today, Saturday, a Yemeni human rights coalition announced that die Iran-backed Houthi militia from May 2014 to May 2021 in recruited 12,054 children in several governorates.

The Executive Director of Yemen’s Coalition to Monitor Human Rights Abuses (Rasd Coalition) Mutahar Al-Badhiji said that die Houthi militia recruited 12,054 children, including 308 children between the ages of 8 and 11 and 4,430 children between 12 and 14 years and 7,305 children in the age group between 15 and 17 years.

Al-Houthi’s child recruitment reached 12,000, including 2,450, die killed on the front lines

A child during a Houthi meeting in Sanaa in September 2020

He pointed out that the Amran governorate is among all Yemeni governorates die experienced most recruitment operations, in which 1935 children were recruited, followed by Dhamar Governorate with 1,861 child soldiers, then Sanaa Governorate with 1,861 children recruited, Taiz with 1,248 children, then Saada with 1,116 children and die Capital municipality with 1,031 child soldiers and the Hajjah governorate with 803 children.

He added that “the field team of the Rassd coalition die Documented the presence of 6,729 child soldiers, die still fighting with the militia, while 2,450 children were killed in the military operations, 498 children were wounded and 790 children were captured on the various fronts “while 1004 returned to their families.”

Al-Budaji confirmed that the fate of 572 children was still unclear and demanded die Houthi militias on die Immediately stop the recruitment of children and their participation in military operations, it said in a statement released by the official Yemeni news agency.

Children carry guns during a Houthi gathering in Sanaa in July 2020

Children carry guns during a Houthi gathering in Sanaa in July 2020

He pointed out that die Houthi militias have been working flat out since May 2014 to attract and recruit children and they in involve military operations by setting up schools, mosques, and summer centers for them die Use media.

The Executive Director of the Rasd Coalition urged the United Nations system and the office of the UN envoy to put more pressure on die Houthi militias exercise to ensure they do not target children and stressed die Necessity to implement the decision of the Secretary General of the United Nations, die Houthi militia on the ground with practical measures die blacklist.

Have on Friday die United Nations die Houthi group die blacklist of groups set, die Violate children’s rights. The United Nations said that “die Houthi group killed and mutilated 250 Yemeni children “.

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