Over 5,700 people, including women and children, killed in Yemen war


Yemeni workers collect the remnants of historic buildings destroyed five months ago by an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition, in the old city of Sana’a, Yemen, 17 November 2015.

82 per cent of the population, are in need for some kind of humanitarian assistance to meet their basic needs or protect their fundamental rights

5,700 people, including 830 women and children, killed in Yemen war, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Johannes Van der Klaauw.

Shia rebels, known as the Houthis, together with forces loyal to the former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh are in war with the Yemeni government, led by Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, and its allies the Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia. At the beginning of the conflict Houthis managed to overthrow the official Yemeni government and then in late March, Sa...

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