Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has put on hold the admission of all patients to Al Sadaqah hospital in Aden following the kidnapping and killing of a patient.
Governments are meeting today in Geneva to pledge funds to address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Ironically, many of these donor governments are also involved in the war, which is both driving massive humanitarian needs and obstructing the delivery of humanitarian assistance, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.
The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is dismayed by several findings of the team appointed by the Saudi and Emirati-led Coalition (SELC) to investigate the bombing of an MSF Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) in Abs, Yemen, on 11 June 2018, and demands that the results of the investigation be reviewed and false allegations against MSF be withdrawn.
In early 2018, fighting intensified along the frontline between the cities of Taïz and Hodeidah by Ansar Allah troops and forces supported by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition. The coalition-backed forces advanced on the strategic port of Hodeidah, on the Red Sea, before launching an attack on the city on 13 June 2018.
Four years into the recent conflict, Robert Onus, MSF’s former head of mission in Yemen, describes its impact on people across the country.
How has the war affected people in Yemen?
MSF teams have treated more than 500 war-wounded people since the start of a new offensive launched by Saudi and Emirati (SELC)-backed forces against Ansar Allah troops on 1 November. MSF is extremely worried for its patients and staff threatened by fighting very close to its facilities in Hodeidah, Yemen.
Heavy fighting and shelling has resumed inside Hodeidah, with battles getting very close to Al-Salakhana hospital, where MSF teams are working.
Amsterdam/ Sana’a - The international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced today the closure of its humanitarian project in Ad Dhale governorate, southern Yemen. This has been an extremely difficult decision for MSF to take.
The decision to close is a result of repeated attacks and threats of violence on the medical facility, health staff and most recently, on MSF’s residence in the town of Ad Dhale.
As the conflict intensifies on several frontlines across Yemen, an influx of people with war-related injuries are treated at facilities run by international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Hodeidah, Hajjah, Aden, Saada, and Taiz governorates.
In Hodeidah, a major offensive was launched on 1 November by forces loyal to President Hadi, backed by the Saudi and Emirati-led coalition (SELC), against Ansar Allah troops. Heavy ground fighting and aerial bombardments are threatening the lives of thousands of civilians.
MSF operations desk manager Caroline Seguin discusses the recent warnings of famine in Yemen — a country that has been at war for almost four years.
A month ago, Save the Children issued a press release alerting that 5.2 million children were at risk of famine in Yemen. Soon after the United Nations warned that it could be "the worst famine in 100 years”. Is Yemen on the brink of famine?
Gisela Vallès is the medical team leader at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Abs, the capital of the district of the same name in northern Yemen. Increased fighting in the region in recent weeks is causing new waves of displacement.