Houthis take advantage of summer holidays to encourage children to fight and kill through sectarian centers

houthi
Yemeni educational sources said that the leaders of the Houthi militias imposed on principals of schools and education offices in Sana’a and the nearby areas under their control the opening of summer centers to attract
children and teach them methods of fighting to attract children to join the fighting fronts.
The Houthi militia has established what it called “summer centers”, claiming that its goal is to “exploit students’ leisure time and their summer vacation in learning the Koran.” However, it is most likely that the aim of these centers is to brainwash the children and prepare them to the fronts.
Yemeni Information Minister Muammar al-Iryani warned of the use of the Huthi militia for the summer camps in their areas and turning them into closed camps to attract children and mobilize them with extremist ideas and train
them to fight.
“The information confirms that some of what the militia calls” summer centers are closed terrorist camps and co-managed by Iranian experts to train children on light and medium weapons and push them on the fronts of fighting and the dissemination of extremist ideas on Yemen, “he said.
Al-Eryani pointed out that the Houthi militia resorted to the recruitment of children in the so-called “summer centers” to compensate for human losses on the fronts of fighting, especially with the reluctance of tribesmen to join the ranks after being exposed to the fact that it is an arm managed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. He called on parents in areas controlled by the Huthi militia not to leave their children between the hands of militias to be used as fuel to their battles.
He also called on the international community, the United Nations, human rights and child protection organizations to take action to “stop these crimes and not leave the children of Yemen at the mercy of the Huthi militia and allow them to tamper with children.”
The Houthis centers are a summer holiday for school children between the ages of 6 and 16, an important season for recruitment, especially with the crisis of fighters faced by the Huthi militia after losing their human
stockpiles in battles on different fronts.
The establishment of these centers is followed by the attention of the Huthi leaders, including the militia leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi, who called on parents to push their children to join these centers.

UNICEF and Saudi Arabia extend vaccination program in Yemen

UNICEF and Saudi Arabia extend vaccination program in Yemen

UNICEF and Saudi Arabia’s relief organization have prolonged a vaccination initiative for Yemeni children for another six months.

Greater than 12 million children in Yemen are desperate for aid, and 360, 000 of these under the age of five are severely malnourished, based on Unicef.

Under the contract between King Salman Relief Centre and Unicef, 1 .14m children are anticipated to be vaccinated, the center stated on Twitter.

The deal was cosigned by KSRelief Assistant General Ahmed bin Ali Al Bayez and Unicef’s regional chief, Eltayeb Adam.

“The project will lead to vaccinate children under the age of five and one, along with training nearly 2, 000 health practitioners, and 50 health supervisors,” Mr. Adam said.

It goals to improve vaccination solutions at fixed and mobile health treatment centers around the country to prevent nine diseases.

The two humanitarian agencies will conduct 600 field visits included in the agreement.

Four years of combating between the Iran-backed Houthi rebels along with the internationally-recognized government of Abdrabu Mansur Hadi has left the already impoverished world facing a dire humanitarian situation.

Practically half of Yemen’s health facilities are not useful due to staff shortages insufficient supplies, inability to meet operational costs or limited access, Unicef stated last month.

“Those health clinics that are running face severe shortages in medicine, and also equipment, putting lives at risk,” Unicef stated.

This year, UNICEF, appealed for $542 million ( Dh1 .99 billion ) to keep on filling up the massive needs of children in Yemen.

“The impact of the conflict in Yemen runs deep and also has not spared a single child. Mind-boggling violence in the last four years , high levels of poverty ; and decades of conflicts , neglect and deprivation are putting a heavy strain on Yemeni society , tearing aside its social fabric , fundamental for any society and also especially for children ,” Geert Cappelaere, Unicef’s Regional Director for the Middle East and also North Africa, stated this year.

The UAE, which facilitates the Yemeni government, has pledged over $4bn in assistance over the past three years.

Sanitary crisis In Yemen, the cholera epidemic doubles in intensity

cholera

 

On-site NGOs report more than 2,000 new cases of cholera every day in Yemen. A quarter of those affected are children under five.
Since 2016, war-ravaged Yemen has been facing a terrible cholera epidemic. And since the beginning of 2019, the health situation of the country has further worsened.
Yemen is facing a large-scale resurgence of cholera, with more than 137,000 suspected cases and nearly 300 deaths in the first three months of the year.
The cholera epidemic has worsened even more recently, with more than 2,000 new suspected cases every day, “twice as much as at the beginning of the year” . one of the main concerns of the NGOs on the ground is a quarter of those affected are children under five.
The proliferation of this water-borne disease has been
compounded by the destruction of the Yemeni health system in a country where 17.8 million people lack access to clean water and sanitation. “
The figures are close to Yemen’s cholera epidemic in 2017 with one million cases reported, compared with 371,000 last year.
The fighting in the country does not end and millions of people suffer from lack of food and medical care,Yemen is on the verge of starvation.