Houthis continue abducting children, sending them to battlefields

Houthis continue abducting children, sending them to battlefields

Alsahwa Net- Four children disappeared from Ibb governorate during the past two days in light of the increasing recruitment of children by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels.

Local sources affirmed that no a day passes in the governorate of Ibb without missing children and discovering later that they were taken by the Houthis for fighting in different fighting fronts.

Many families are shocked when their sons are brought back to them as corpses after they are abducted by the Houthis, mostly from schools, the sources added.

Human Rights Minister has accused the Iran-backed Houthi rebels of recruiting 25,000 children and involving them in their senseless wars.

“The Houthis had admitted that they recruited 18,000 children, but the real figure is more than that” he added.

 “In late December 2018, a roadmap was signed to end the child soldiers recruitment with UNICEF because the phenomenon of child recruitment largely spread” he went on.

He highly praised efforts exerted by the UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths to end the Yemen war, calling Russia and the international community to put pressures on the Houthis to implement the Stockholm agreement.

 

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