Rights coalition: More than 5,000 children have been recruited since the start of the war in Yemen

Rights coalition: More than 5,000 children have been recruited since the start of the war in Yemen


“Rasd” monitoring coalition to monitor human rights violations (non-government) on Monday announced that it recorded  5113 cases of child recruitment over the past four years, since the start of the war in the country.

"Yemeni children are being subjected to many serious abuses, such as kidnapping, violence and forced recruitment by the Houthi-coup militia," said executive director of the Coalition, Motahhar Al-Buthaikhi, in his speach to the Human Rights Council.

"Nearly 4 million Yemeni children are not educated because of the total or partial destruction of 1,600 schools and about 170 schools have been used as military barracks," he said.

Al-Buthaikhi  called the Human Rights Council and its international organizations working in the field of human rights and specialized in children to provide full protection for children during armed conflict.


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