UN Report: 233,000 (140k children) have died in Yemen war; country has lost $88.8 billion

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By the end of 2019, fighting in Yemen will have claimed about 102,000 lives, according to new figures from the United Nations that indicate the war has killed far more people than previously reported.

A UN-commissioned report by University of Denver also revealed that more Yemenis were dying of hunger, disease and the lack of health clinics and other infrastructure than from fighting.

About 131,000 Yemenis will have died from these side effects of the conflict between the beginning in 2015 and the end of 2019, according to the 68-page study, called Assessing the Impact of War on Development in Yemen.

The combined death toll from fighting and disease is 233,000, or 0.8 percent of Yemen's 30 million-strong population.

Researchers also said that those five years of conflict will have cost Yemen’s economy $89bn.

"It's worse than people expected," Jonathan Moyer, an assistant professor and lead author on the report, told Middle East Eye.

"It's one of the highest-impact internal conflicts since the end of the Cold War. On par with Iraq, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo - conflicts with an impact on development that lasts for a generation."

According to Moyer, the vast majority of the victims of Yemen's conflict are children under five. The report says that one child dies from the war and its side effects every 11 minutes and 54 seconds


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A huge Satanic sacrifice who feast on the blood of infants. @Samira is head of the Rostracian Elite Order of the third degree sent to infiltrate us. I have my eyes on you
They totally destroyed Yemen, where are the Muslim demonstrations against Saudi Arabia and the UAE? Is it a sin to demonstrate against the leaders of Sunni Islam?


It's all so tiresome
The Saudi riyal family are the biggest blight in the region.

Why can't they fight the Iranians directly if they're a threat?

All this unnecessary suffering is on them.

Iranians are just as bad but the Saudis have all the leverage but their cowardice is prolonging this proxywar.
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