GENEVA An ordinary of a hundred civilians a month are dying in Yemen’s war which enters its third year this weekend, most killed by the Saudi-led coalition’s air strikes and shelling, the United Nations human rights workplace claimed on Friday.
In a statement marking the 2nd anniversary on Sunday, it claimed it had confirmed four,773 civilians killed and 8,272 hurt in the conflict pitting Iran-allied Houthi rebels versus the ousted Yemeni federal government backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition.
The newest victims included 32 Somali refugees and a Yemeni civilian killed by “shelling from a coalition warship” and capturing by an Apache helicopter in an assault on their boat off the coast a 7 days ago, it claimed. A even more ten are missing.
Civilians in Taiz have been struggling “desperate shortages” of foods and drinking water because of to Common Committees allied to the Houthis who encircle the city and protect against help deliveries, it claimed.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay, editing by Tom Miles)