Insecurity and violence taking a toll on Yemen people

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Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The global community needs to be focused on the plight of people in Yemen as deepening insecurity and violence take its toll, a senior UN official has warned.

Dozens of people have been killed in the country recently in a succession of bomb attacks.

At least 37 people died after a car bomb detonated outside a police college in the capital, Sanaa, on Wednesday.

Yemen has been trying to restore stability following political turmoil that started with protests in 2011 forcing President Ali Abdallah Saleh to step down the following year.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned what he called acts of indiscriminate violence.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein also called on Government security personnel to stop the use of excessive force that has led to civilian deaths.

In the South of Yemen, demonstrators were killed when security forces reportedly fired live ammunition to break up the protests in mid-December.

Stephanie Castro, United Nations.

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