Death toll may be doubled in Yemen after end of war

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Yemen
Wednesday, 22 April 2015


Yemen- Death toll of Yemenis people may be mounted double or triple from the existing death figures of 800 after the end of Saudi-led coalition aggression on Yemen.

According to reports during the war it was difficult to recover dead bodies from rubles, while huge debris of destroyed buildings in Yemen could not be removed due to lack of machineries and infrastructure.      

Humanitarian partners estimate that at least 150,000 people have been displaced by violence across Yemen since mid-March, when conflict escalated. Many of the displaced people need urgent aid.

WHO estimates that total health facility-reported deaths between 19 March and 13 April were 767 people, and health facility-reported injuries were 2,906 people. Data on casulaties remains difficult to collect. In Aden, for example, the Emergency Health Operations Centre closed after it was attacked on 5 April. As a result, no new data on casualties is being received.

A large number of families have reportedly been displaced by ongoing clashes between militants in Taizz governorate. Humanitarian partners estimate that at least 150,000 people have been displaced by violence across Yemen since mid-March, when conflict escalated. Many of the displaced people need urgent aid.

In Shabwah governorate, the Yemen Red Crescent has reported 603 households (4,117 people) as displaced from Aden, Lahj, Abyan, Hadramaut and Shabwah governorates. They are spread over several districts in Shabwah, namely Rawdah, Mayfaa, Jardan, Nisab, Al Saaeed and Marka Al Olya.

Updated numbers compiled by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights show that at least 436 civilians have been killed in conflict in Yemen from 26 March to 18 April. Those killed include 29 women and 86 children. Those injured are believed to be 817 people, including 34 women and 65 children.

WHO estimates that total health facility-reported deaths between 19 March and 13 April were 767 people, and health facility-reported injuries were 2,906 people. Data on casulaties remains difficult to collect. In Aden, for example, the Emergency Health Operations Centre closed after it was attacked on 5 April. As a result, no new data on casualties is being received.

Humanitarian partners in Djibouti fear that the influx of people from Yemen may worsen already existing hardship in Obock, a region with the worst social indicators in the country. A refugee camp is being established in Markazi and water bladders installed to cover the needs of up to 1,050 refugees – corresponding to planning figures for the first month. Most of the 431 people who have arrived in Obock are sheltered in two temporary transit centres. Yemeni nationals constitute 95 per cent of new arrivals (children are 37 per cent, including 46 per cent girls and 54 per cent boys, while women constitute 41 per cent).

In Sana’a, 850 patients in Al Thawrah public hospital are at grave risk because the hospital is likely to become inoperative in 48 hours due to the critical shortage of fuel and oxygen. Al Thawrah is the largest hospital in Yemen, and is a referral facility that provides ambulatory care for about 4,000 outpatients each day.

Widespread shortages of medicines in the local market in Yemen have been reported. According to WHO, prices of essential medicines have increased by more than 300 percent, placing patients with noncommunicable diseases at risk of being unable to receive timely, life-saving treatment. These increased prices also challenge the ability of health partners to locally procure medicines for distribution to health facilities.

Water is a critical need in Sa’ada after the supply system to the city was damaged in ongoing violence. Some private water trucks have also stopped due to shortage of fuel, worsening the water shortage. According to WHO, shortages of clean are also affecting the functionality of health facilities. The electricity supply in Sa’ada has also been disrupted.

In the last 24 hours, airstrikes have hit targets in Aden, Lahj, Sana’a, Sa’ada and Marib governorates. In Sirwak district, Marib governorate, an airstrike hit a health facility in Al Juhlan area. This was the only medical facility in the area. In Sahar district, Sa'ada governorate, one civilian was reportedly killed and seven others injured in an airstrike on a petrol station. In Amran governorate, the districts of Huth and Khamir were hit, with casualties reported.

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