Saudi Arabia recruits Yemeni childern to kill eachother
Saudi Arabia recruit Yemeni civilians, including children, via local human trafficking networks to fight on their behalf in Yemen , a new report has revealed.
Over the last four years, the report explained, Saudi Arabia has been enlisting thousands of Yemeni fighters, including children, “using human trafficking networks, to fight on its behalf along its southern border with Yemen”.
This, it continued, was in clear “violation of domestic laws and international conventions, which prohibit the use of civilians to fight”.
Yemenis who died as a result of the unrest at the border were often buried in the kingdom without their families being informed. Some 300 have had to have a limb amputated as a result of their war injuries, SAM continued.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.