Wednesday’s attack is third such incident in a month
RIYADH, May 3, 2018 – The Houthi missile attack on Wednesday targeting the headquarters of the Centre for Rehabilitation of Children in Yemen was condemned by Dr Abdullah Al Rabeeah, Advisor to the Royal Court and Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief).
Although there were no reports of casualty, the two Katyusha missiles that landed close to the child-soldier rehabilitation centre, located in a residential area, caused fear and panic among residents of the neighbourhood as well as the inhabitants of the centre, who are being rehabilitated so they can be reintegrate with their families and into society at large.
Dr Rabeeah called on António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, as well as local and international human-rights organisations to convey his sentiments over the Houthis’ nefarious objective, which is to directly target civilian humanitarian institutions.
He condemned the Houthis’ intransigence and their persistence to target children. This latest incident is the third such occurrence in a month, with the first one having taken place on April 4, and the second on April 30.
The Centre for Rehabilitation of Children is funded and operated by KSRelief in collaboration with a specialised institution, whose mission is to give a normal life to war-hit children. The centre follows international standards that has been recognised by the UN.
Dr Rabeeah called on the international and humanitarian communities to maintain their firm stand against the Houthi militias who blatantly disregard humanitarian principles. He said that the UN Security Council sanctions committee was apprised of the latest attack and the Houthis’ disregard for international law.
He also directed the centre to evacuate the children immediately to a safer place.