Following the UN Secretary-General's call for a global ceasefire due to the Covid-19 pandemic on 23 March, media reported the intention of ceasefire by the Saudi-led Coalition. Despite the announcement fighting continued during this week in most frontlines (in Al Hodeidah, Al Jawf, Marib, Sadah, and Taizz governorates).
26 March 2020, marks the 5 years of conflict in Yemen. The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project recorded more than 100,000 fatalities until the end of 2019. Data collected by the Yemen Data Project (YDP) revealed that more than 18,400 civilians were killed and injured in at least 20, 624 Coalition air raids.
The impact of the 5 years of conflict on civilians and on civilian infrastructure is massive. According to the YDP, medical facilities were bombed 83 times, killing 95 and injuring 116 civilians. At least 272 civilians were killed and 212 injured in 281 air raids on schools and universities.