Yemen’s Ceasefire Brings Month-Long Pause of Airstrikes

Mid-way through a two-month ceasefire in Yemen, there has been a lot of talk about what’s gone wrong, or what might’ve gone better. The Yemen Data Project, however, is showing what’s gone very right, marveling at the lack of an air war in the month of April.

Seven years of war has seen 25,054 air raids in Yemen. This resulted in at least 19,226 civilian casualties. The Saudi airstrikes have been one of the highest sources of civilian casualties throughout the war.

The two-month ceasefire began with Ramadan this year, which mirrored the month of April. April saw not a single air raid, and not a single civilian casualty as a result. That’s a huge success.