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UN: Over 1,000 civilians killed in Yemen since March

Nearly 1,037 civilians have been killed in Yemen between 26 March and 7 June, including 130 women and 234 children, and a further 3,227 others were injured, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said yesterday.

Citing the latest figures released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Dujarric told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York: "A health office warehouse in Taizz city was hit by shelling yesterday, destroying thousands of medical kits, mosquito nets and other health supplies, according to humanitarian partners."

In March, a Saudi-led alliance waged airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen who seized the capital, Sanaa.

The Kingdom announced the end of its military offensive on 21 April and the beginning of a new phase aimed at rehabilitating the country.

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