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Rights Group: 29858 Displaced People in Taiz

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The ongoing siege in Taiz has displaced 29,858 people and led to the death of 172 civilians over the past month, the Coalition of Humanitarian Relief has revealed.

In a report the organisation said indiscriminate shelling in residential neighbourhoods caused the death of 143 men, 23 children and six women

Injuries have remained high with a total of 721 serious injuries, including 504 men, 130 children and 52 women.

Infrastructure in Taiz continues to deteriorate with 65 houses, facilities, shops, schools, mosques, governmental buildings, public services bombed by improvised explosive devices over the past month.

Additionally, around 40 houses were totally and partially damaged in different neighbourhoods of the city by indiscriminate shelling. Seven educational facilities and students were targeted by shelling while one mosque was bombed and another two were shelled.

Taiz continues to live with very little humanitarian resources due to the siege imposed by Houthi and Saleh forces. Some 29,858 people have been displaced in the city.

Yemen, which is the Arab world’s poorest country, has been wracked by chaos since late 2014, when the Houthi group overran its capital city Sana’a and other parts of the country.

Yemen has been locked in a bitter battle between Houthi rebels allied with forces loyal to ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh and government forces led by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, along with local tribes and resistance forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition.

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