The Yemeni Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Muammar Al-Eryani, accused the Houthi militia of transforming civilian facilities, including mosques, schools, and residential homes, into “minefields”, killing and wounding thousands of women, children, and the elderly.
He stressed that the Houthis had planted a network of mines and explosive devices in a mosque in the recently liberated village of Al-Qudhaiba in the Hays district, which was enough to blow up the surrounding neighborhood and kill hundreds of innocent people.
He said that this reveals the level of its criminality and brutality, and its disavowal of all values, controls, and religious, humanitarian, and moral considerations.
The neighborhoods south of the Yemeni governorate of Hodeidah have been subject to repeated Houthi bombing for years, as well as Houthi mines, and their residents complain that the United Nations has not monitored these crimes, but rather that they have become a forgotten area.
Houthi atrocities are committed daily, ranging from shelling, sniping, and planting mines, but they remain far from the eyes of the team of experts.
Except for local organizations, which monitor the occurrence of these crimes, their impact remains limited.
Thousands of civilians have been killed or wounded by Houthi militia fire since the fragile UN calm was announced.
According to the National Demining Program, approximately 1,200 victims fell in the areas of the western coast of Yemen, the majority were children.
The program indicates that the Houthi militia extensively planted mines in western Yemen, making it the largest minefield in Yemen.
The program explains that the Houthi militia has planted these mines indiscriminately and in civilian paths, to cause the greatest number of casualties.