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Last week marked two years since the civil war erupted in Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels are still engaged in fierce fighting, leaving thousands of civilians killed, injured and homeless.
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According to the latest figures recorded by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 4,773 civilians have lost their lives so far while a further 8,272 have been injured. Human rights activists have claimed that around 17 million people have been made food insecure as a result of the war.
This chart shows civilian casualties in Yemen from 26 March, 2015 to 24 March, 2017.
You will find more statistics at Statista.