Yemen

Many expectant mothers experiencing complications in childbirth and parents of sick children are unable to reach medical care in Yemen in a safe and timely manner, often with deadly consequences, a report by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has found. MSF’s new report,...
©Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF 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...
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) announced on Wednesday (7 Nov 2018) 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...
As conflict intensifies on several frontlines across Yemen, an influx of people with war-related injuries are treated at facilities run by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Hodeidah, Hajjah, Aden, Saada and Taiz governorates. In Hodeidah, a major offensive was launched on 1...
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...
The staff house of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Ad Dhale governorate, southern Yemen, was targeted with explosives on Monday evening, 1 October 2018. Fortunately, nobody was harmed. This was the second attack against the MSF house in less than a week. MSF strongly...
Arunn Jegan is an Australian Project Coordinator who recently returned from his second field assignment in Taiz, Yemen.
 
Senseless violence, lawlessness, resilient people tired of conflict, and a natio
© Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF Since December 2017 the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates has intensified its airstrikes against the Houthis in northwest Yemen, leaving the inhabitants more exposed than ever. Just a few kilometres from the frontline is Haydan...
Cases of cholera may have declined in Yemen, but the ongoing war and blockade are now creating a new threat to public health, as a suspected diphtheria outbreak takes hold. By 4 December, 318 suspected cases of diphtheria and 28 deaths had been reported in 15 of Yemen’s 20 governorates. Half the...
A week of heavy violence, coupled with a crippling blockade preventing vital supplies into the country, shows new levels of disregard by warring parties for the civilian population, medical facilities and patients, says Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Heavy street fighting...
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