The civilian death toll in Yemen fighting has reached 1,670 with 142 deaths in last 10 days, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
"Between 3 and 13 July, at least 142 civilians, including 36 children and 27 women, were killed, and 224 others injured in Yemen,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ spokesperson Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva.
Since 26 March, 3,829 people in Yemen were injured, Colville added.
"On one particularly deadly day, 6 July, two markets in different provinces were hit by airstrikes. In a market in Afiosh area in Lahj Governorate, 40 civilians including 12 children and seven women were killed while 17 other civilians were injured."
“In a popular market in Amran Governorate, an airstrike killed 36 civilians, including eight women and nine children and injured another 21 (including five children)," Colville noted.
Fractious Yemen has remained in turmoil since last September, when Shia Houthi militants overran the capital from which they have sought to extend their influence to other parts of the country.
On March 25, Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies began an extensive air campaign targeting Houthi positions across the country.
Despite pressure from the UN and the international community for a cease-fire agreement during Ramadan, violence has continued.
According to the UN, over one million civilians in Yemen have been internally displaced or have sought refuge in neighboring countries since the conflict began.
The UN has also accused all sides of human rights abuses and breaches of humanitarian law, including carrying out attacks on aid workers, medical staff and journalists.