In Yemen: Some 575 Civilians Killed Since August
An international aid organization says some 575 Yemenis have been killed by Saudi-led coalition on Yemen between Aug. 1 and Oct. 15.
Friday’s statement by United Kingdom-based OXFAM says war on Yemen has killed about one civilian every three hours since August and reported suspected cholera cases surpassed 1.1 million over the past 18 months, including over 2,000 fatal cases.
The group reiterated its calls for the U.S., UK and other governments to halt arms supplies to Saudi Arabia, which has led the coalition into Yemen more than three years ago .
The war has exacerbated Yemen’s economic crisis and spawned what the U.N. says is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
Over 18,000 missile attacks on markets, hospitals and cultural centers by Riyadh and coalition partners UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Senegal and Sudan, the borders between the two belligerents remain largely unchanged.
UNHRC data indicates that at least 8 million of the nation’s 28 million people require emergency food assistance immediately, while humanitarian workers in the nation have identified areas in which people are eating leaves to survive, as an estimated 2.3 million people in the country have been driven from their homes and are now refugees.
As the Saudi-led coalition disrupts supplies of food and other necessary items, including medical equipment, through the sea, land and air blockade.