The Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations has announced in a report that the Iran-backed Houthi militias have recruited 6,172 children during the last four years for their war effort.
The coalition warned that those thousands of children endure physical and psychological scars due to military recruitment.
According to the report, Taiz, which is located in southwestern Yemen, is ranked the first among Yemeni governorates that recruit children for Houthi militias; around 936 children in Taiz are recruited by the Houthis.
The coalition has called on the United Nations to intervene to end the Houthi militias’ recruitment of children. It noted that no serious responses have been put in place in Yemen to prevent this phenomenon, which violates international humanitarian and criminal law.
The coalition said that there are insufficient programs or initiatives to reintegrate child soldiers into society, calling the Human Rights Council to intervene to protect the Yemeni children.