- In yet another incident of its activities in Yemen being directly affected the the war in Yemen, Médecins Sans Frontières says that an ambulance from a hospital it supports in the Saada district was hit by an airstrike, killing the driver.
MSF said on Monday that it would ask the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission to investigate an incident in January in which six people were killed in an attack on a hospital in northern Yemen.
- In a statement released on Friday, the United Nations said that Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon was 'deeply concerned' about the intensification of fighting in Yemen between the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels. *
The UN chief urged all sides in the conflict to stop directing attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure - the statement notes reports of airstrikes on civilian buildings in Sanaa, including a centre for the blind.
The use of cluster munitions in 'several locations' in the Yemeni capital on Wednesday 'may amount to a war crime', the statement says.
- Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the UN's special envoy to Yemen,said he hoped the talks in Geneva would mark the end of violence and the beginning of a rebuilding process.
Between March and September, at least 2,355 civilians were killed as a result of the conflict and 4,862 were injured.
The war escalated in March of this year when Saudi Arabia and its Gulf partners launched airstrikes on Shia Houthi rebels who had seized significant territory from forces loyal to President Hadi.
The conflict the world forgot?
The United Nations said on Monday that over 400 children had been killed and over 600 injured as a result of the Yemen conflict between mid March and the end of August.
Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, said on Sunday that 73% of injuries and deaths among children in the second quarter could be attributed to air strikes being carried out by the coalition of nations led by Saudi Arabia targeting the Houti rebels.
Separately on Monday, at least 30 people were reported by Reuters to have been killed after a coalition air strike on a Houthi security compound.