Report: 70,000 People Have Been Killed In Yemen's Civil War Since January 2016

The UN said last month 100 civilians were either killed or wounded every week in Yemen in 2018, with children accounting for a fifth of all casualties [File: Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu]

Al Jazeera: More than 70,000 killed in Yemen's civil war: ACLED

A database tracking violence in Yemen says more than 10,000 people were killed in the last five months alone.

More than 70,000 people have been killed in Yemen's civil war since January 2016, according to a database tracking violence in the country.

The figure, released by the Armed Conflict and Location Event Data Project (ACLED) on Thursday, included 10,000 people who were killed in the past five months alone.

"Lethal fighting continues across the country and has intensified in key governorates like Taiz and Hajjah," the group said in a statement. But overall fatalities have trended downward this year because of a United Nations-backed peace process, it added.

Read more ....

Update #1: More Than 70,000 Killed in Yemen’s Civil War: Database Tracker (Antiwar)
Update #2: Yemen War Death Toll Surpasses 70,000 (Reliefweb)

WNU Editor: The report is here .... Yemen War Death Toll Surpasses 70,000 (ACLED).

Subscribe to receive free email updates: