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The war in Yemen has been marked by the use of explosive weapons in populated areas, often in serious violation of International Humanitarian Law. Such use of explosive weapons has a gendered impact, affecting men and women differently. The longer-term social, psychological and economic impacts fall most heavily on women, with serious consequences for all civilians. In particular, their use in populated areas causes death and injury, damage to infrastructure and services, and drives displacement. Controlling the supply and use of explosive weapons is a quick way to reduce human suffering in Yemen.

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