Category - civilian casualties

  • November 7, 2017

    Expressing horror at continued violence perpetrated by all parties to the conflict in Yemen, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country has called on the conflicting sides to uphold their obligations under international humanitarian law.

  • August 29, 2017

    Six and a half years of war in Syria has inflicted untold suffering on the country's children, a senior United Nations official has said, urging parties to the conflict to stop the violence and live up to their legal obligations to children.

  • July 18, 2017

    Civilians lives – including those of women and children – continue to be lost at record high levels amid a worsening toll of suicide attacks, the United Nations mission in Afghanistan said yesterday, calling on anti-government forces to stop indiscriminate attacks against civilians as well as on the Government to stop using mortars and rockets in populated areas.

  • June 22, 2017

    Expressing alarm over the suffering of people Syria, in particular those in Raqqa and in other locations where fighting continues,the  UN Secretary-General  has called on all conducting military operations in the country to ensure the safety and protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure.

  • May 24, 2017

    The human rights organiation Reprieve has learned that five civilians were killed by US Navy SEALs in an overnight  raid. It is thought that at least two al-Qaeda fighters were also killed.

  • February 13, 2017

    The government of Yemen has reportedly refused permission for the United States to carry out any further ground operations on its soil, after a US raid on a village saw several civilians killed, including children.

  • February 6, 2017

    An immediate pause in fighting is needed in Ukraine to prevent more people dying and to repair essential services, the United Nations human rights office said, following another night of shelling in the east of the country.

  • February 3, 2017

    An attack on a village in Yemen ordered by President Trump caused the death of a newborn baby, alongside as many as 23 civilians, the human rights organisation Reprieve has discovered.

  • November 7, 2016

    Fears for the safety of civilians in eastern and western Aleppo city are mounting amid the looming threat of a resumption and possible escalation of fighting and bombardment by Syrian government forces  – with Russian support – and non-state armed groups once a 'humanitarian pause' in the city comes to an end says Amnesty International.

  • August 16, 2016

    Since the collapse of peace talks on 6 August 2016, the Saudi-led coalition has intensified its devastating bombing campaign in Yemen.