According to a study conducted on April 3rd by the United Nations public health arm, the World Health Organization (WHO), 549 Yemenis have been reportedly killed and another 1,707 have been wounded over the last 17 days, due to the escalation of violence inside the country.
The overwhelming majority of the casualties from this conflict have been civilians, as at least 400 of the 549 Yemenis killed were unarmed citizens caught between the armed groups and the Saudi-backed Arab Coalition airstrikes.
Despite the high death toll, Saudi Arabia and their allies have not let up on the number of airstrikes they have launched towards the densely populated cities of Sanaa and Aden; this aggression has been criticized by members of the United Nations for the mounting civilian casualties around Yemen.
The airstrikes have not dissipated the violence engulfing Yemen; instead, it has resulted in fierce clashes between the Zaydi Shia group “Houthis” and the militias loyal to the exiled President, ‘Abed Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
The Houthis now control over half of the imperative city of Aden after their successful campaign to capture the Presidential Palace and the surrounding mountains that were once a stronghold for the Hadi militias.