Doctors Without Borders’ Hospital Hit By Rocket In Yemen, 4 Killed


A hospital supported by the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Yemen has been hit by a rocket killing at least four people, the charity says.  The incident on Sunday in the northern governorate of Saada near the Saudi Arabian border also left another 10 people injured, the group said.

In a series of tweets, MSF said it was the third “serious incident” in as many months affecting its facilities in the country.

“We strongly condemn this and we reiterate to all parties to the conflict that patients & medical facilities must be respected,” a statement by MSF on Twitter said about the incident in the town of Razeh.. The organisation did not say who was behind the attack, but that “planes were seen flying over the facility at the time”.

“All parties to the conflict, including the Saudi-led coalition , are regularly informed of the GPS coordinates of the medical sites where MSF works, ” said Raquel Ayora, MSF Director of Operations. “We are in constant dialogue with these parties to ensure that they understand the severity of the humanitarian consequences of the conflict and the need to respect the provision of medical services.”


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