March 25, 2019 / 4:35 PM / 6 months ago

Factbox: Deadly anniversary - eight facts as Yemen's war enters fifth year

BEIRUT (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bombs from air raids have killed or injured an average of 37 children every month for the last 12 months, Save the Children said on Monday, as Yemen’s brutal war enters its fifth year this week with no end in sight.

Air strikes have been the leading cause of war-related deaths and injuries among Yemeni children, according to the charity. The conflict pits the Iran-aligned Houthi movement against Yemen’s Saudi-backed government.

Here are eight facts about the war that has created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and killed tens of thousands of people:

Sources: U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Reuters, U.N. children’s agency, Save the Children, Mercy Corps

Reporting by Heba Kanso @hebakanso; Editing by Jason Fields. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's and LGBT+ rights, human trafficking, property rights, and climate change. Visit

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