Houthis give the needy families a choice: Food in exchange for fighting with us

The Iran-backed Houthis are taking advantage of the citizens’ need and the widening of poverty in the remaining areas under their control in the districts of Al-Jarrahi and Jabal Ras in Hodeidah, to exchange families for food in exchange for joining their battlefronts.

This came with the continuous progress of the joint forces during the past two weeks towards the two districts, Maqbanah district and other areas, which inflicted heavy losses on the Houthi militias.

The Houthis in Hodeidah governorate distributed thousands of food baskets to the people in the districts of Durayhimi, Tahita and Jabal Ras, and they mobilized and recruited many of the people of the districts, most of whom are children, and plunged them into their absurd battles.

The Iran-backed Houthis are using the deteriorating economic situation, the state of poverty as a means to exploit the needs of the people and the suffering of many citizens and to attract them to join their battles in light of the confiscation of salaries, lack of income and the suspension of many charitable societies by the Houthis.