Yemen’s government to UN: Houthi militia uses civilians as human shields

File photo of Houthi militia. (Supplied)

In a letter to the UN Security Council, the Yemeni  government called on international communities to intervene and stop the violations committed by Houthis who are using civilians as human shields in Hodeidah.

According to reports expressing concern over the militia’s ongoing horrific crimes, thousands of schools were destroyed, children were forcibly recruited to join Houthi forces, schools and hospitals are being used as military barracks, and civilians continue to be terrorized.

The letter cited the Houthi militia’s launch of a ballistic missile from inside the largest all-girls school in Hodeidah.

The Yemeni government urged the Security Council to intervene to stop the humanitarian crimes carried out against innocent civilians, and the continuous destruction of hospitals and schools.

In the letter, the Yemeni government said that the Houthis’ actions were a clear violation of humanitarian laws that prohibit the targeting of civilian populations, including using civilians’ homes and hospitals as military barracks.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53