Over 260 people killed in unrest in Yemen

medical supplies

medical supplies

More than 260 people have been killed and over 3,200 injured since civil unrest started in Yemen early this year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Fighting intensified on Friday as ethnic militias loyal to the opposition went to the capital Sana'a to fight against government troops.

WHO spokesman, Tariq Jasarevic says that 20 tonnes of medical aid and supplies from the agency's stores in Dubai reached the Yemeni capital of Sana'a on that day to help the injured.

"During the fighting that started in Sana'a on Friday and continued on Saturday, a total of 29 deaths and 113 injured were reported by the Ministry of Public Health. This brings the total number of deaths since the beginning of civil unrest in Yemen to 262 with 3,287 injured."

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