RIMBO, Sweden | UN says civilian casualties in Yemen average 123 per week

RIMBO, Sweden | UN says civilian casualties in Yemen average 123 per week

RIMBO, Sweden— The United Nations‘ refugee agency said Friday that there have been nearly 1,500 civilian casualties in Yemen from August through October, the latest grim tally to emerge from a four-year civil war as opposing parties hold talks in Sweden.

UNHCR urged the two sides to do more to protect civilians, saying data from Yemen shows an average of 123 civilian killed and wounded every week during the three-month period, in a war that has killed at least 16,000 civilians.

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