BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The death toll from the ongoing war in Yemen will reach a staggering 233,000 if it continues until the end of 2019, a new report from the United Nations said.
According to the UN report, of the 233,000 estimated deaths in Yemen, 102,000 will be combat-related and the remaining 131,000 due to malnutrition, cholera, and other diseases.
In another shocking statistic, the U.N. report said that 140,000 children will have been killed since the start of the conflict in March of 2015.
The report said that by the end of the year, one child will death will be reported every 11 minutes and 54 seconds.
These totals are only expected to increase substantially in the next three years, as the U.N. estimates the death toll will reach nearly 500,000 by 2022.
Unlike the war in Syria, the conflict in Yemen is rarely discussed in the international media.
Despite the fact that the Yemeni War is now the most violent conflict in the Middle East region, it still receives less coverage than other conflicts.