By Nasser Arrabyee/22/02/2010
A total of 187 children were killed in the war between the Yemeni government and Al Houthi rebels in Sa'ada north of the country, rights group said Monday.
About 71 percent of those died by weapons, and 29 died because of not having food and medical services, said the Seyaj organization for children care, a local NGO, in a report released Monday in Sana'a.
The report also said that 87 children became disabled.
Four children were sexually abused , 43 were exploited for begging, 158 children were beaten, 232 children were ignored, and 89000 children were displaced from their houses.
Al Houthi rebels recruited 402 children as fighters and the tribesmen loyal to the government recruited 282 children.
A total of 383,332 children were deprived from education because of the war, which means 93 per cent of the children in Sa'ada province were deprived from education because of the war.
ِ A total of 17 schools and education utilities were destroyed out of 701 utilities in the province of Sa'ada, and 16 of them were used for purpose of the war.
five health utilities were destroyed out of 49 health and two of them were used for purposes of the war, the report said.