24.290 casualties, other shocking impacts after 300 days of Yemen airstrikes
Yemen Post Staff
At least 24.290 people have been killed and injured after 300 days of Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen, a local organization said on Wednesday.
The civilian coalition for documenting crimes from the Saudi-led aggression said in a report that airstrikes have killed 8.278 people including 2.236 children. And 16.015 people have been injured since the bombing campaign was launched against Yemen in March, it said.
Moreover, airstrikes have damaged and destroyed 530 bridges and roads, 163 water tanks and networks, 140 power plants and generators, 167 telecommunications stations, 14 airports and 10 seaports, it said.
Around 345.722 houses, 39 universities, 262 hospitals, 16 media facilities, 615 mosques and 810 schools and educational centers were damaged and destroyed in the air raids, it said, pointing out that around 4.000 schools have been closed.
The aggression has targeted the productive sectors damaging and destroying 1.113 government buildings, 191 factories, 59 heritage sites, 41 sports stadiums, 124 hens fas, 547 food stores and 421 fuel trucks, according to the 27th report of the coalition.
Many other people have been killed and injured as well as a lot of properties have been damaged and destroyed in the ground fighting between the pro-government and Houthi forces.
The Saudi-led coalition launched the military intervention in late March in order to restore the legitimacy of the government which was ousted by the Houthi militants in late 2014.
It imposed a blockade on all Yemeni sea, land and air routes as part of the intervention.
The conflict has left the country to face a catastrophic humanitarian situation.
Lately, the UN said around 82% of the total population, around 21 million, need basic humanitarian aid.
Some 14 million people lack access to healthcare services and another 14 million lack access to safe water, it said, while warning of outbreaks and that the country is on the brink of famine amid acute shortages of supplies.