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Report: 883 women direct victims of Yemen war

Yemeni women draw paintings on the wall of University of Sana'a to react to the ongoing war in the country in Sana'a, Yemen on 15 March, 2017 [Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency]
Yemeni women draw paintings on the wall of University of Sana'a to react to the ongoing war in the country in Sana'a, Yemen on 15 March, 2017 [Mohammed Hamoud/Anadolu Agency]

The National Committee to Investigate Human Rights Violations in Yemen said on Monday that 883 women have been subjected to direct violations since the outbreak of the war in 2015.

Committee spokeswoman Eshraq Al-Maqtari said that as many as 31 women have been killed by mines planted by the Houthis in residential neighbourhoods, farms, pastures, mountains and valleys.

She added that 14 were arrested during the same period while 350 families have been forcibly displaced from their homes; 80 per cent of them are women.

According to Al-Maqtari, the indirect violations suffered by women included the destruction of more than 1,000 homes as a result of military operations and the bombing of 307 houses.

The province of Taiz ranked first in terms of the number of violations suffered by women followed by the provinces of Aden, Saada and Hudaydah.

Al-Maqtari added that 4,244 women lost the family's breadwinner during the war.

READ: Yemeni children bear the brunt of war

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