MSF Suspends Ops in NW Yemen after Saudi Strike on Cholera Clinic

14 June, 2018, 12:27 | Author: Myra Gill
  • MSF suspends operations in northwestern Yemen after Saudi strike on cholera clinic

Doctors Without Borders said Monday it had "temporarily frozen" operations in a rebel-held area of northwestern Yemen following an air raid on a cholera treatment center it supports. Luckily, the bombing in the Hajjah governorate did not result in deaths or injuries, because the "facility had not yet received any cholera patients and was empty", the statement read. The CTC is located about one kilometer from the MSF-supported Abs Rural Hospital, a 147-bed hospital that serves a population of more than 1 million people. The airstrike has now rendered the CTC non-functional.

"A newly constructed cholera treatment center run by MSF in Abs (a district in Yemen's northwestern province of Hajjah), was hit by an airstrike Monday at approximately 5:40 a.m. local time", the worldwide medical humanitarian organization said in a statement.

The charity said the facility's roof clearly identified it as a medical center and that its coordinates had been given to the coalition.

The majority of civilian casualties were the result of airstrikes, with the Saudi-led coalition being blamed by global human rights groups for indiscriminate bombings in Yemen.


Last Thursday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) pulled out 71 employees from Yemen over security concerns amid the pending assault on the port city of Hudaydah. Some 450 ICRC employees remain in Yemen, engaging in humanitarian aid work.

The UN Yemen mediator Martin Griffiths has been holding talks with the Houthis in an effort to have the port placed in the UN's hands.

The Saudi-led coalition continues to accuse the Houthis of smuggling weapons via the Hudaydah port, despite the coalition continually monitoring the Bab Al Mandeb strait leading to the port. The fight with the disease is "far from over", the World Health Organization warned last week, adding that over a million people are now at risk.

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