Saturday, May 23, 2015

Yemen crisis: Over 1,000 civilians dead as UN warns Saudi Arabia, militias and Houthi rebels...

The United Nations has revealed that at least 1,037 civilians have now been killed in Yemen since the end of March.

It has warned Saudi Arabia and its allies – which began a bombing campaign in Yemen eight weeks ago – as well as Houthi rebels and other militia groups to adhere to obligations under international law not to harm civilians.

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) estimates that of the more than 1,000 dead, at least 130 are women and 234 children. A total of 2,453 civilians have been injured.

"There has also been massive destruction of civilian infrastructure, particularly in Aden and Sada'ah," C├ęcile Pouilly, OHCHR spokesperson told reporters in Geneva.

Saudi Arabia announced an end to Operation Decisive Storm – under which it had pounded Sana'a and Houthi towns and cities in the north with air strikes for over a month – in April. Full story...

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