What is happening in Yemen? The Lancet alerts

November 7, 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00812-0

On Oct 26, airstrikes by the Saudi-led Arab coalition in northern Yemen destroyed a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Hayden, the second of the organisation’s health facilities to be attacked during a conflict in a month.

Since the escalation of the long-term civil war in Yemen in March, 2015, UNICEF has verified attacks on or damage to 61 hospitals.

As Hassan Boucenine, MSF head of mission in the country, notes: “Yemen is in an all-out war, in which the population caught on the wrong side is considered a legitimate target.”

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