The political instability inside of Yemen has plunged the country into a violent, 10 month long civil war that has come at a high cost of human life.
With several factions fighting one another, the civilian populous of Yemen has been caught in the crossfire of these warring parties, resulting in the death of thousands.
Recently, a human rights group inside of Yemen released the appalling death toll after 300 days of fighting; this figure did not include any gunmen on either side, but did highlight the primary cause of death for the civilian population.
According to the numerical figures released: 4,625 adult males, 1,519 adult females, and 1,996 children (male and female) were reportedly killed since March of 2015.
The death toll is calculated at 8,143 civilian lives, with the overwhelming majority of these deaths coming from the Saudi Royal Air Force’s merciless bombing campaign over densely populated cities like Sanaa, Ta’iz, and Saada.
Perhaps the most disturbing detail regarding the death toll is the exponential rise in these numbers after the Saudi-led Coalition began their war in Yemen.
Currently, the exiled president ‘Abd-Rubbah Mansour Hadi and his government are negotiating a ceasefire with the Houthis officials; however, many of these attempted ceasefires end in one side violating the guidelines set forth in the agreement.