Trends and patterns
In just one year civilian deaths and injuries rose by 1204% between 2014-2015. 2015 recorded 6,286 civilian deaths and injuries from explosive violence in Yemen.
All deaths and injuries recorded in the last five years (2011-2015) amounted to 12,969, of which 65% were civilians (8,415). This high civilian count is likely to stem from the amount of attacks that took place in populated areas, as 93% of the casualties were civilians when explosive violence occurred in populated areas.
2016 Explosive Violence update
So far this year (January-September), Yemen has seen 2,819 deaths and injuries from explosive violence. Of these, 60% (1,678) have been civilians.
Air-launched explosives have been responsible for 80% of the civilian deaths and injuries recorded in this period, with almost all these caused by the Saudi-led coalition.
When explosive violence occurred in populated areas, 93% of the casualties were civilians – with many killed in their homes, at markets, or at public gatherings.
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Saudi-Arabian airstrikes are responsible for almost 80% of all civilian deaths and injuries in #Yemen. https://aoav.org.uk/explosiveviolence/yemen/
#Yemen has seen one of the worst increases of explosive violence globally.
93% of the casualties were civilians when explosive violence occurred in populated areas.
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