The United Nations expects the death toll from the war in Yemen to reach 377,000 by the end of the yearEnglish - الخميس 25 نوفمبر 2021 الساعة 04:49 م
A report by the United Nations Development Program estimated that by the end of this year, the war in Yemen will kill 377,000 people directly and indirectly, seven years after its outbreak.
"We found that by the end of 2021, the conflict in Yemen will have resulted in 377,000 deaths, nearly 60 percent of which (about 226,200) are indirect," the report said. The direct deaths are those caused by the fighting, and their percentage is forty percent of the outcome, which means that their number is 150,800.
Indirect deaths cause "conflict-related problems such as lack of access to food, water and health care. These deaths largely affect young children who are particularly vulnerable to deficiency and malnutrition," according to the report.
He stated that in 2021, a Yemeni child under the age of five dies every nine minutes due to the conflict.
The report warned that the power struggle between the government and the Houthi rebels will cause the death of 1.3 million people if it continues for an additional decade and will increase poverty rates.
"If the conflict continues until 2030, it will kill 1.3 million people by that year," it said. The deaths will not occur “because of the fighting, but rather because of the secondary effects of the conflict on livelihoods, food prices and the deterioration of basic services such as health and education.”
He expected the death rate due to secondary factors to rise "to 75% by 2030, if the war continues."
Yemen is witnessing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations. The conflict has displaced millions from their homes, destroyed hundreds of schools and disrupted the health system.
The report predicts that the number of malnourished people will reach 9.2 million by 2030, while "the number of people living in extreme poverty will rise to 22 million, or 65 percent of the population", which is about 30 million today.
According to the report, the conflict "caused Yemen to lose 126 billion dollars in potential economic growth," adding that "the situation continues to collapse."
Achieving peace by January 2022, along with a comprehensive recovery process, could enable Yemenis to reverse the tide of increasing poverty in the country, return Yemen to a middle-income level in 2050, and end the extreme poverty that now afflicts 15.6 million people. Person".
The report believes that malnutrition "could be halved by 2025, and the country could achieve $450 billion in economic growth by 2050 under an integrated peace and recovery scenario."