(Saba)- Secretary-General of the Arab League A hmed Aboul-Gheit on Monday appealed to the international community and humanitarian organizations to immediately provide assistance and relief to Yemenis.
Yemen minister calls for prompt international action to stop Houthi child soldier recruitment
RIYADH - SABA
Yemen’s Information Minister has called on the international community to act promptly to prevent a catastrophic fate “awaiting tens of thousands of children in the Houthi militia’s areas of control” in northwest Yemen.
In a statement to Saba, Muammar al-Eryani said the international community “should act promptly to set a limit to the recruitment of child soldiers, a practice that violates the international laws.”
“The Iran-backed militia announces on a daily basis the fall of dozens of child soldiers, who had graduated from their Summer [radical] Education Centers, in the battlefields,” he said warning of “a similar fate awaiting 400 thousand new children the leaders of the terrorist militia have announced recruiting … to Summer Centers.”
He said the Houthi militia “deploy children to fight a suicidal war in Marib province and then return them to their families as dismemebered bodies in caskets.”