WorldWar in Yemen: 377,000 dead by the end of 2021, according to...

War in Yemen: 377,000 dead by the end of 2021, according to the UN

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The UN estimated on Tuesday in a report that the war in Yemen will have caused by the end of 2021 the deaths of 377,000 people since the start of the conflict almost 7 years ago, noting that the conflict has caused lose to the country’s economy $ 126 billion.

This is what emerges from a report published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), entitled “Assessing the impact of the war in Yemen: avenues for recovery”, of which the Anadolu Agency obtained a copy. .

The UNDP estimates in its report that by the end of the year, the conflict in Yemen will have caused 377,000 deaths, of which nearly 60% (approximately 227,000 people) are due to indirect repercussions of the conflict such as malnutrition, hunger and disease.

According to this document, “the direct victims of the conflict represent 40% of the total number of dead, or 150,800 victims”.

The UN report said that in the hell of Yemen “a Yemeni child under five dies every 9 minutes because of the conflict”.

He stressed that “the conflict has caused the destruction of infrastructure and the collapse of the economy, putting millions of people on the brink of famine, in a context marked by the inability of the international community to stop the spiral. of war despite the diplomatic efforts deployed ”.

The report said the war “cost Yemen $ 126 billion in potential economic growth.”

“If the war continued until 2030, it would have claimed the lives of 1.3 million people by then,” the report predicts.

“Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world, yet it can end extreme poverty in a single generation, by 2047, provided the conflict that has ravaged the country for nearly seven years is ended. -le-field ”, foresees the UNDP in its report.

The UN document also notes that malnutrition can be halved by 2025, once hostilities have ceased definitively.

Since 2014, the conflict in Yemen has pitted the forces of the government recognized by the international community against the Houthi rebels, supported by Iran and who have taken control of part of the territory, including the capital Sanaa. The situation was further complicated with the intervention of the Saudi neighbor in 2015, leading an Arab Coalition that carries out military operations to support pro-government forces.

The ongoing war in Yemen for the seventh year in a row has claimed the lives of 233,000 people, while 80% of the estimated 30 million people depend on aid to survive in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations.

* Translated from Arabic by Majdi Ismail

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