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Tracking Infrastructure Damage in the War in Yemen

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Yemen, Breaking News, Development, Economics & Business, War & Conflict

Hundreds of people have been reportedly killed [1] in fighting in Yemen since Saudi Arabia launched a military campaign against the country on March 26. Backed by its Gulf Arab allies, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco,and Sudan, Saudi Arabia started an airstrike operation [2], dubbed Decisive Storm, against Houthi fighters who took control of Yemen in January.

Reports from the ground say that a refugee camp, schools, airports, a bridge, factories and homes have been destroyed so far.

Yemeni blogger Noon Arabia explains:

She adds:

We are tracking news and stories on the infrastructure damage in Yemen [7] in this war at Global Voices Checkdesk [8], a partnership project with Meedan [9].

Checkdesk [10] is a liveblogging tool for journalists, with built-in tools to allow citizen journalists and staff journalists alike to make and verify reports. Anyone from the newsroom community can submit a report — a Tweet, a photo, video or other type of media — and add details that bring important context to the report. Staff journalists can then add these reports to a developing story.

Email us here [11] to join our team.