In recent days, social networking sites have been busy with the spread of videos revealing the increasing crimes of the Houthi militia in recruiting children and using them in military operations.
The children of Yemen are suffering from the bitterness of war, targeting by missiles, planting mines and explosives, in addition to the deprivation of education and health, the severity of forced displacement and displacement, and various other crimes.
Accordingly, the Director of the Human Rights Office in the Capital Secretariat issued a statement warning of the seriousness of the situation, revealing that the Houthi militia, since its inception, has sought to destroy the future of Yemeni children, and practiced various violations against them, until a bleak future and an unknown fate awaited them, he said.
He also pointed out that the extensive bulldozing operations in Houthi-controlled areas, the change of curricula and the wrong mobilization mined with words of murder, terrorism and violence, have become a very dangerous issue, with disastrous consequences for Yemen in the future.
He also explained that the Houthis are violating international law and child protection conventions that criminalize the recruitment of children under the legal age, while there are children of flower age who are pushed by militias to the crematoria of death and destruction, instead of school seats.
According to the information, the tragedies and suffering multiply with the expansion of the geography of the war carried out by the Houthi militia affiliated with Iran, which mainly affects children, as killing and their involvement in military actions, and their use in planting mines are considered “war crimes.”
UNICEF warns of imminent disaster
It is noteworthy that UNICEF had announced that more than two million Yemeni children are out of school today, warning that this number threatens a real catastrophe that threatens Yemen’s present and future.
From the children of Yemen (AFP)
She pointed out that the problem did not stop there, as tens of thousands of children left education in search of a source of livelihood for their families after losing parents or being injured in battles, or as a result of the difficult economic situation and the suspension of salaries for years.
Other children stand in the heat of the sun in long queues in search of water, gas cylinders and aid from international aid organizations.