Reportage and Documentary 2022
Affects on a people
Over 377,000 people have died as a result of the conflict in Yemen since 2015 of these 10,200 children have been killed or seriously injured. Over 4 million people mainly women & children have been forced to flee their homes due to the fighting.
Many have gone to neighbouring countries but many more live in spartan and difficult conditions in make shift refugee camps. Houthi rebels have forcibly recruited 10,300 children aged 10 yrs and above to fight in the conflict. Testimonies from former boy soldiers tell of harsh treatments & severe punishments including violent assaults and imprisonments with some being sexually assaulted. In 2020 alone 1,500 child soldiers were killed in battles. Starvation and disease is rife and there is no end in sight to the conflict to date.