King Salman Center rehabilitates 80 Yemeni former child-soldiers

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King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center in the Yemeni city of Marib, east of Sana’a has launched its fifth and sixth phases of the rehabilitation program for children recruited by Houthi militias and forced them into armed conflicts.

The two phases aim to rehabilitate 80 former child soldiers from different governorates of Yemen.

The project has so far rehabilitated 161 Yemeni children, as part of the Center’s objectives to help 2,000 of them through a month-long integrated program consisting of psychological, parental and educational rehabilitation, which secures their return to safe and healthy living environment..

This comes as Houthi militias intensified their abduction of children in areas under their control, forcing them to participate in the conflict due to the severe shortage in their ranks following a number of defeats on different fronts.

The Yemeni Coalition for Monitoring Human Rights Violations documented 305 recruited children from January 1 to June 15.

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