UN says civilian casualties in Yemen average 123 per week

In this Nov. 15, 2018 photo, 10-year-old Affaf, who weighs 9,6 kg (21 pounds), sits with her parents at a hospital in Hajjah, Yemen. The U.N. food age

In this Nov. 15, 2018 photo, 10-year-old Affaf, who weighs 9,6 kg (21 pounds), sits with her parents at a hospital in Hajjah, Yemen. The U.N. food age

This Nov. 16, 2018 photo shows food distribution by the WFP in Aslem, Yemen. The U.N. food agency said Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 it is planning to rapidl

This Nov. 16, 2018 photo shows food distribution by the WFP in Aslem, Yemen. The U.N. food agency said Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 it is planning to rapidl

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations' refugee agency says there have been nearly 1,500 civilian casualties in Yemen from August through October.

The three-month tally, which includes both killed and wounded, is the latest toll from a four-year civil war that has killed at least 16,000 civilians.

UNHCR urged the warring parties in a statement released on Friday to do more to protect civilians, saying data from Yemen shows an average of 123 civilian deaths and injuries every week during the period.

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, are meeting in Sweden for U.N.-sponsored talks aimed at halting the bloodshed.

UNHCR says of the 1,478 civilian casualties, 33 percent were women and children. That's a total of 217 women and children killed and 268 wounded.