WHO: Yemen Conflict Kills Around 1,244 People, Injures 5,044

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that a month of battle in Yemen has left 1,250 people dead and injured 5,044. WHO receives its statistics from health facilities in Yemen, but since many people are unable to get to hospitals for treatment the real numbers are probably higher. The air strikes started in late March when the Iran-backed Houthi rebels and their allies advanced on the main southern city of Aden.

The U.N. agency warned that most roads connecting Sana’a to the governorates of Aden, Taiz, Al-Dhaale, and Lahj were becoming gradually inaccessible, making the delivery of life-saving medicines a major challenge.