Saudi war machine kills 3 Yemeni civilians every day: Report
Tehran (KNA) - Every day, three civilians are killed in Yemen amid the deadly campaign led by the regime in Riyadh against the impoverished country, says a report co-sponsored by aid group Oxfam.
Since mid-December 2018, persisting violence and war have killed one person every eight hours, according to the report, which was published on Tuesday.
The date is when a UN-sponsored ceasefire was agreed between Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement and Saudi-backed forces during talks in Sweden. The Stockholm negotiations were supposed to come up with a mechanism to end the war on Yemen that began in March 2015.
The report further said the number of fatalities had doubled in the provinces of Hajjah and Ta'izz.
Although a truce had reduced hostilities in Hudaydah, the report said, a third of over 230 civilians killed nationwide, including 56 children, were reported in that province.
Civilian death toll, which the UN reported was as high as 100 a week in 2018, has dropped but it remains unacceptably high following the ceasefire, the report said.