The United Nations expressed “deep concerns” on Tuesday about worsening violence in Yemen as the civilian death toll in recent fighting passes 1,500.

New data released by the UN on Tuesday also says that 92 civilians, including 18 women and 18 children, have been killed in the last two weeks.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ spokeswoman, Cecile Pouilly, told reporters in Geneva on Tuesday that over 3,600 civilians had also been injured in clashes.

On March 25, Saudi Arabia and its Arab and western allies began an extensive air campaign targeting the Yemeni people across the country.

Despite pressure from the UN and the international community for a cease-fire agreement during Ramadan, violence has continued.

“Over one million civilians have been internally displaced or have sought refuge in neighboring countries since the conflict began,” Pouilly added.

The UN has also accused all sides of human rights abuses and breaches of humanitarian law, including attacks on aid workers, medical staff and journalists.

Worthy to note that all attacks launched by Yemeni army and the Popular Committees are concentrated against al-Qaeda terrorists operating in the country and against the Saudi military posts in border area, from which the Saudi aggressor launch strikes against the neighboring Yemen.

 

AFP

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