IN PICTURES: KSRelief takes 27 ex-child soldiers on a tour in Yemen’s Marib

On Thursday KSRelief arranged an educational sightseeing tour for 27 ex-child soldiers to touristic and historical landmark in the Yemeni city of Marib. (Supplied)

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) in the Yemeni city of Marib, east of Sana’a, has launched an activity program as part of its rehabilitation intiative for children recruited by Houthi militias and forced into armed conflicts.

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Yemen exchild soldiers KSRelief 2

On Thursday, KSRelief arranged an educational sightseeing tour for 27 ex-child soldiers to touristic and historical landmarks in Marib city. Among the places they visited were the Awam temple and ancient temple of Balqis queen of Sheba.

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Yemen exchild soldiers KSRelief 6

The trip also included an educational competition when resting near the ancient dam of Marib, giving the children a feeling of fun and freedom as part of the mental and social rehabilitation initiative issued by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and implemented by the civil society foundation Wethaq.

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Yemen exchild soldiers KSRelief 1

 

The 27 children from different parts of Yemen are undergoing currently the first session of the fifth and sixth phases of the rehabilitation program and are part of  biiger batch of 80 children who were ex-soldiers with the Houthi militias.

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Yemen exchild soldiers KSRelief 7

During the previous phases, KSRelief have rehabilitated 161 child soldiers as part of the initiative of rehabilitating 2,000 Yemeni children.

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Yemen exchild soldiers KSRelief 3

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Yemen exchild soldiers KSRelief 8

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51
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