Yemeni children brainwashed in Houthi ‘summer camps’
Iran-backed Houthis have arranged graduation ceremonies for thousands of children who joined their summer camps this year in the densely populated areas of Yemen under their control.
The Houthis claim that for 45 days, the children were educated, trained and “immunized from false cultures.”
But Yemeni government officials and human rights activists have accused the group of using the camps to indoctrinate Yemeni children with sectarian ideologies and antisemitic propaganda, before sending them to the battlefields.
Parents in Sanaa warn that the Houthis blacklist families who do not encourage children to join recruitment camps during the school summer break.
SEYAJ Organization said in a report that the Houthis have recruited more than 500,000 children through summer camps in 2021.