Yemeni Government: Houthi Terrorist Militia Recruited More Than 30,000 Children

The Yemeni government has accused the Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist militia of recruiting more than 30,000 children and putting them on the battlefield. Yemen’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Abdullah Al-Saadi, said that the Houthi militia has turned schools into barracks for military purposes, and exploiting the difficult conditions in Yemeni families to recruit their children and put them on the front lines.

This came in a speech delivered by Ambassador Al-Saadi at the United Nations, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Yemeni government is taking all measures to rehabilitate war-affected children with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) and handing them over to their families through the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).