SAM: Eid al-Fitr a terrifying nightmare for children in Houthi hold areas
The Iranian-backed Houthi coup militia has turned Eid al-Fitr into a nightmare for Yemen’s children, SAM Organization for Rights and Liberties said.
In a report, Sam Organization stated that Eid al-Fitr has become a terrifying nightmare for the Yemeni children, especially those living in the city of Taiz, where they lived difficult days because their neighborhoods were bombarded with indiscriminate artillery shells and snipers. Children lost their lives during Eid, turning Eid festivals into funerals.
The children of Yemen were the main victims of human rights violations in Yemen during the months of April, May and June of this year, SAM Organization for Rights and Liberties said today.
SAM confirmed that during the period from 1 April to 10 June, 107 violations against children were documented in Yemen in the governorates of Taiz, Hodeidah and Al-Dhale.
SAM has documented the killing and wounding of 51 children in the city of Taiz by Houthis militia, 20 were killed, four of them during the days of Eid.
Among the total number of child victims in Taiz, 8 children were killed by Houthis’ snipers, and the rest were injured by shrapnel from indiscriminate shells targeting residential areas.
Mines laid by Houthis militia in the West Coast cities, killed 6 children and injured 9 others, according to SAM’s report.
In Al-Dhale province, one child was killed, and 5 others injured by Houthis militia.
Thousands of children were displaced with their families because of the war being waged by Houthis militia on villages in the governorate.
SAM pointed out that the Houthi militia abducted six children from the al-Huthaifi family in al-Hasha district on April 27, 2019. SAM sources said the six children were still in detention and that their families knew nothing about their fate from the moment of their abduction.
SAM called on the international community and human rights organizations to condemn these crimes and expose them to the world and take serious and strong positions against the perpetrators.