The Houthi militia gunmen, who are supported by the regime in Iran have bombed a couple of schools in the district of al-Tuhaita in the port city of Hodeidah.
The attack follows three years of Houthi militia targeting of schools, hospitals and government buildings. According to the Yemeni Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, there are over 4.5 million Yemeni children who have been deprived by the Houthi militia of access to education, including 1.6 million in the last two years. To date, the Houthi militia is responsible for the destruction of 2,372 schools, and the use of more than 1,500 other educational facilities as prisons and military barrack.
This latest attack on two schools continues to prove the Houthi militia’s clear violation of human rights and international laws that criminalise the targeting of civilians and civilian-populated areas. Houthis have also used civilians, including children as human shields.
Meanwhile, the Forces of Al-Amaleqah Brigades, who are part of the National Joint Resistance Forces, yesterday announced that they had regained control of the centre of At Tuhayat District, expelling the Houthis militia.