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Saudi relief agency organizes trip for former Yemeni child soldiers

Saudi relief agency organizes trip for former Yemeni child soldiersJeddah : The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has organized a recreational field trip for 26 children to Marib public park as part of its program to rehabilitate children who were recruited by Houthi militias.

The aim is for children to enjoy playing in open spaces, swimming, and participating in educational and sports competitions to improve their mental health, which was severely affected by forced recruitment.

This trip is part of the third course of the fifth and sixth phases of the project, which targets rehabilitating 80 Yemeni children.

As part of its plan to rehabilitate 2,000 of the children recruited by the Houthi militias in Yemen, KSRelief has rehabilitated 215 children from several Yemeni governorates through the previously implemented courses and phases.

Recently, the center has carried out sewing classes as part of its program to develop manual skills in five Yemeni provinces to support orphan families.

“We didn’t know how to use a sewing machine, but these sessions have helped us acquire many skills,” said trainee Zainab Omar.

Trainee Hoda Ahmed said the classes will help many women acquire new skills and thus become more independent. The classes are part of KSRelief’s programs to empower impoverished families.

—AG/UNA-OIC

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