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>> The conflict in Yemen is the world's biggest humanitarian crisis, according to a new report from the United Nations. The UN's Human Rights office says the situation is entirely man made, and is laying much of the blame with Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, they say are responsible for the most civilian casualties.
In a report delivered on Tuesday, they say at least 5,144 civilians were killed between March 2015 and the end of August this year. With the Saudi led coalition responsible for more than half of that number. Yemen is mired in a war that has killed at least 10,000 people over the past two and a half years.
The small middle eastern nation is now suffering from wide spread hunger, internal displacement, and an unprecedented Cholera epidemic. That outbreak alone has infected over 600,000 people since it began in April and killed more than 2,000. The head of the human rights offices Middle East and North Africa team says a majority of people in Yemen are suffering.
>> Out of 227.4 million people, 18.8 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, and 10.3 are in acute need for help.>> The United Nations claims all of Yemens problems are as a direct result of the Saudi led attacks. The U.N. has called the strikes indiscriminate hitting hospitals, funeral gatherings, and even boats at sea.