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Tracking the Death Toll of the War in Yemen

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Yemen, Breaking News, Disaster, 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, Sudan and Pakistan, Saudi Arabia started an airstrike operation [2], dubbed Decisive Storm, against Houthi fighters who took control of Yemen in January.

We are tracking news stories and leads on the death toll [3] in this war at Global Voices Checkdesk [4], a partnership project with Meedan [5].

Checkdesk [6] 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 [7] to join our team.