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More Than 5K Civilians Have Died In Yemen War, U.N. Report Says; OHCHR Calls For Investigation Into Alleged Human Rights Violations

Al Jazeera: What is fueling Yemen’s cholera epidemic?
“With Yemen mired in the third year of a war led by Saudi Arabia and its allies, the country’s population is facing a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented proportions. … Al Jazeera spoke with Tarik Jasarevic, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization, about the impacts of the current cholera epidemic on Yemen’s vulnerable population…” (O’Toole, 9/5).

Deutsche Welle: U.N.: Civilian death toll in Yemen exceeds 5,000
“A report from the United Nations has found more than 5,000 people have died in Yemen in the past two-and-a-half years. … The report, released by the United Nations human rights office on Tuesday, also found that more than 20 percent of the 5,144 people that died between March 2015 and August 30, 2017 were children. An additional 8,749 people have been injured…” (9/5).

The Guardian: ‘Man-made catastrophe’: Yemen conflict has killed 1,100 children, says U.N.
“More than 1,100 children have been killed in Yemen, most in airstrikes by the Saudi military coalition, while some as young as 10 have been recruited to fight, according to the latest U.N. figures on the three-year conflict…” (McVeigh, 9/5).

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: U.N. report urges probe into rights violations amid ‘entirely man-made catastrophe’
“The United Nations human rights chief has called for an independent, international investigation into the allegations of serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in Yemen, in a new report published [Tuesday]…” (9/5).

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