366 children killed and injured in Taiz over five years

366 children killed and injured in Taiz over five years

Alsahwa Net-The Yemeni Alliance for Human Rights Observation said that its field workforce documented death and injury of 366 children in 16 districts of Taiz governorate by Houthis’ snipers between March 2015 to August 2020.

The age of the reported victims ranges from one to 17 years old, according to the organization.

The reported deaths reached 130 children that included 88 boys and 42 girls.

Other 236 children were reported injured during the same period. The latter figure included 170 males and 66 females, the organization said.

The biggest number of casualties among the children was reported in Al-Kahirah district in the center of Taiz city with 22 deaths and 53 injuries.

The second number was reported in Al-Mudafer district with 29 deaths and 45 injuries, followed by Salah district with 26 deaths and 43 injuries.

It indicated that Al-Ma’afr district witnessed the death of two children and the injury of one child by Houthis’ snipers over the same past period.

The snippers are the fourth deadly threat to lives of civilians including women and children.

Other deadly threats include also missiles, artillery and landmines, the organization said.

It explained that the Houthis deployed large number of snipers on tops of buildings and on hills around Taiz city.

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