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All parties to the conflict have repeatedly used heavy weapons in the fighting since March, says the report, which explains when explosive weapons were used in populated areas, civilians made up 95 per cent of reported deaths and injuries.
According to State of the Crisis: Explosive Weapons in Yemen, a publication produced by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which O'Brien heads, and the United Kingdom-based charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), Yemen is the worst country for civilian deaths and injuries from explosive weapon .
AOAV found that at least 15,399 civilians were killed by a variety of explosive weapons, including IEDs, in the first 11 months of last year in 60 conflicts around the globe.
Consequent to the indiscriminate use of force and explosives in cities, the flow of Syrian refugees has caused some to call for a complete ban on the use of explosive weapons in cities or urban areas.
UXOs are classified as explosive weapons and include bombs, bullets, shells, grenades and land mines that did not explode when they were deployed and therefore still pose a risk of detonation, potentially many decades after they were used or discarded.
During 2017, child deaths have risen largely as a result of the persistent use of indirect and/or explosive weapons in civilian-populated areas and due to the use of illegal and indiscriminate improvised explosive devices.
It highlights once again the disproportionate risk for civilians when explosive weapons are used in urban areas, said O'Brien, also the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs.
They considered the legal framework and humanitarian consequences of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas; how to enhance the protection of cultural property and heritage in armed conflict; as well as emerging steps to strengthen the protection of health care personnel, equipment and facilities during armed conflict.
O'Brien told the 15-member body that over the past ten-days, indiscriminate attacks and the use of explosive weapons in populated areas by Government forces and its allies, by non-State armed opposition groups, and by listed terrorist groups have "intensified affecting mostly innocent civilians.
Tomorrow, the business will demonstrate the product on Speaker's Green, when politicians, academics and humanitarian de-mining groups meet to highlight the humanitarian impact of explosive weapons and the UK's role in mitigating it.
If the fighting persists near schools, playgrounds, homes and clinics, and parties continue to use explosive weapons in those areas - particularly mortars and IED tactics, these appalling numbers of children killed and maimed will continue.
If the fighting persists near schools, playgrounds, homes and clinics, and parties continue to use explosive weapons in those areas 6 particularly mortars and IED tactics, these appalling numbers of children killed and maimed will continue," UNAMA human rights director Danielle Bell said in a statement.