Rights group demands UNHRC to stop Houthis abuses against Yemeni children

Rights group demands UNHRC to stop Houthis abuses against Yemeni children

Alsahwa Net-The Yemeni Human Rights Abuses Watch Alliance, a group of local human rights advocates demanded on Tuesday the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to take effective action to stop abuses carried out by the Houthis against Yemeni children.

Mawahib Al-Hamzi, a female human rights advocate and a member of the Yemeni Human Rights Abuses Watch Alliance said that the Houthis have intentionally engaged the children in the ongoing armed conflict and exposed them to death, sexual abuse and abduction.

She explained that 900 public schools have been confirmed out of service because they were damaged by the Houthis’ bombing or have been changed into weapon stores or private detention centers.

This has deprived thousands of children from safe education, according to Al-Hamzi.

She asked the international community to move swiftly to stop ongoing abuses by the Houthis rebels against children of Yemen. 

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