Yemen

Explosive violence in Yemen 2015-2016

  • There were 11,800 deaths and injuries from explosive violence
  • 76% were civilians
  • 44% of civilian deaths and injuries were perpetrated in Sana’a
  • Of civilian deaths and injuries, 69% were caused by air-launched weapons
  • In 2015, Yemen saw more civilian deaths and injuries from air-dropped bombs than anywhere else in the world
  • 85% of the civilians killed and injured in airstrikes were in populated areas, such as schools, homes, markets and hospitals
  • Over 99% of civilian deaths and injuries from airstrikes were by those perpetrated by the Saudi-led coalition

Explosive violence trends and patterns in Yemen (2011-2016)

  • Between 2011-2016 Yemen has seen 17,076 deaths and injuries from explosive violence
  • Of these, 65% (11,140) were civilians
  • Air-launched explosive weapons caused the most harm in this period, with 58% of civilian deaths and injuries caused by such weapons

Other AOAV reports on explosive violence in Yemen include:

In our ‘Wide Area Impact’ report, we examined the impact of airstrikes on civilians.

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