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Saudis host to G-20 summit of world leaders as Yemeni civilian deaths spike


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The civil war, now rumbling into its seventh year, has killed over 112,000 people and set off the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.Download the NBC News app for breaking news and politicsRights groups have called on leaders to boycott the meetings, and the mayors of New York City and London, for example, refused to participate in a G-20 related meeting on urban development, citing the kingdom’s human rights record, according to The Associated Press.Xavier Joubert, Save the Children’s country director in Yemen, did not call on leaders to boycott proceedings but said they should call on parties to the Yemen conflict to return to the negotiating table and for G-20 members to “immediately stop” selling weapons to the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.“These arms sales fuel this devastating war that continues to kill and maim children across Yemen,” he said in a statement earlier this week.Last month, 228 civilian casualties were recorded across the country — the highest monthly count in just over a year, according to the group.

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