YCMHRV: Yemeni conflict parties recruit 630 children since the outbreak of the war

YCMHRV: Yemeni conflict parties recruit 630 children since the outbreak of the war

The Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations said that the Yemeni conflict parties have recruited 630 children soldiers under the age of 18 since the outbreak of the war in the country in early 2015.

 

 

The Houthis-Saleh forces recruited 583 children soldiers, said lawyer Hoda al Sarari at the event organized by the Rasd Coalition on the sidelines of the 36th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

 

She pointed out that 47 children recruited by groups loyal to the Yemeni government, without naming them, as reported by the Yemeni News Agency SABA.

 

118 children recruited to fight with the Houthis were killed and 20 wounded, while 346 children are still fighting in Taiz, al Jawf, Marib provinces, in the borders with Saudi Arabia. According to al Sarari.

 

On the one hand, Wissam Basindwa, head of the Arabian Initiative for Education and Development, said that using children in armed conflict is a crime against humanity and could be a time bomb with extensive damage that may will reflect in the region and the whole world.

 

Recruiting children phenomenon has exacerbated in coincidence with the Houthis-Saleh militias coup against the constitutional legitimacy. Wissam added.

 

"The Houthi militia is a violence group and it relies on human resources for its armed operations, so children are an easy catch, because they can be persuaded and manipulated with ease," she said.



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