Yemen Death Toll Nears 100,000

Yemen’s relentless war has killed nearly 100,000 people, according to a retrospective report that folds in data from 2015—the year that a Saudi-led coalition entered the conflict, ReliefWeb reported.

Deaths have only escalated since then, with no clear resolution in sight, the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project found.

The report comes as a British appeals court considers the legitimacy of the country’s arms deals with Saudi Arabia, The Guardian reports.

Both sides have flouted the Geneva Convention by targeting civilians, according to ReliefWeb. The report blames the Saudi-led coalition for some 8,000 civilian casualties—many of them directly targeted—while Houthis were behind almost 2,000.

“These data are both a tool and a warning” that must be used “to help understand, monitor, and ultimately resolve the conflict before the situation spirals even further out of control,” said Acled chief Clionadh Raleigh.

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