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3 Children Killed in Yemen Each Day: Save the Children

Posted by feww on December 2, 2015

Yemen has world’s 2nd highest casualties owing to explosive weapons

At least three children are being killed each day in Yemen, many of them due to the use of wide-range explosive weapons in villages, towns and cities, according to international children’s charity, Save the Children.

Children are killed daily in intensive airstrikes, shelling and rocket attacks. More than 1,500 children have been killed or injured since violence escalated in March 2015 according to the UN, with many of the deaths caused by explosive weapons including missiles, large aerial bombs, artillery shells, rockets, mortars, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Yemen now has the 2nd highest number of casualties in the world owing to explosive weapons.

The breakdown of Yemen’s health system has left more than 14 million people without the basics like antibiotics and vaccines, and risk dying from preventable diseases like diarrhea, pneumonia and malaria, said the UN. Additionally,

  • 21.2 million, or 82% of the population are in need of humanitarian assistance.
  • 14.4 million are food insecure (including 7.6 million severely food insecure).
  • 3 million people now require treatment or preventive services for malnutrition.
  • 2 million are currently acutely malnourished, including 1.3 million children – 320,000 of whom are suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

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Iraqi violence: January’s Death Toll

Posted by feww on February 2, 2015

1,431 Civilians killed in Iraqi violence in January: Report

At least 1,431 civilians were killed in Iraq violence last month, including 10 doctors and a journalist who were executed in Mosul and Anbar province respectively, said the Iraq Body Count. 

[Note: Mosul is a city of over a million people located in northern Iraq, about 400 km north of Baghdad. The city is currently controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorist organization.]

Thousands of others were wounded, said the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

A total of 1,375 Iraqis were killed and another 2,240 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in January, said UNAMI.

“In general, UNAMI has been hindered in effectively verifying casualties in conflict areas. Figures for casualties from Anbar Governorate are provided by the Health Directorate and are noted below. In some cases, UNAMI could only partially verify certain incidents. UNAMI has also received, without being able to verify, reports of large numbers of casualties along with unknown numbers of persons who have died from secondary effects of violence after having fled their homes due to exposure to the elements, lack of water, food, medicines and health care. For these reasons, the figures reported have to be considered as the absolute minimum,” the UN body said in a statement.

In 2014, more than 17,000 civilian were violently killed and at least 23,126 others wounded in Iraq, making it the deadliest year since the sectarian violence intensified in 2006-2007.

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