Houthi militia steals international aid from orphanage in Yemen

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The Houthi militia has taken over aids provided from international relief organizations after raiding an orphanage in al-Mahwit governorate, north of Yemen.

The Houthi militiamen emptied the aid from the orphanage stores and transported them to their cars.


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Mahwit’s media center has broadcasted clips depicting the minute the Houthi militia raided the orphanage. The footage also shows the militia kicking out citizens whom were waiting to collect the support packages.

Eyewitnesses said that the Houthis took 150 baskets containing nutritional aid from the World Food Organization. The militia also forced the residents out of the orphanage and stole 1500 blankets and 300 beds.

According to the media center, the militia came in three armed groups led by the Houthi supervisor in the Taweelah governorate, who goes by the name of Abdullah, and another militia official named Samir Mahdi.

The center also said that the Houthi militia seek to transform the orphanage into a military training camp or a residence for the militiamen.

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