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May 01, 2013

Authorities in Yemen have freed more than a thousand Somali and Ethiopian migrants, many suffering from torture and sexual abuse while forcibly held by human smugglers.

October 04, 2012

Fighting in Aden forced MSF to suspend medical operations and call for greater respect for medical facilities, even amid Yemen's ongoing strife.

May 20, 2012

In Yemen, MSF teams have treated over 50 people in the last week amidst increased violence in the south of the country.

February 23, 2012

MSF treated people injured during outbreaks of violence connected to national elections in southern Yemen.

September 12, 2011

As the Measles Initiative meets in Washington, D.C., MSF is calling for an effective outbreak response mechanism to be established immediately to deal with the rising numbers of severe outbreaks worldwide. 

May 13, 2011

MSF Calls for Respect for Humanitarian Medical Activities

Sanaa/Paris, May 12, 2011 – Amidst heavy clashes yesterday in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ambulance being used to transport patients to surgical facilities throughout the day was struck by a stray bullet.

October 20, 2009

Sanaa/Paris, October 20, 2009 — Two months into the war in Northern Yemen, one of the last functioning hospitals in the Saada governorate was directly hit by rocket fire last week and forced to close. It is urgent that a hospital be set up in a safe area allowing patients to access health care, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Tuesday. MSF is ready to restart medical activities in the governorate as soon as possible.

April 22, 2009

The dead were among a group who had departed two days prior from the port of Bosasso, Somalia, fleeing insecurity or extreme poverty on a smuggler’s boat. They were travelling in extremely harsh conditions across the Gulf of Aden to reach Yemen.

October 31, 2008

November, 1, 2008, Awhar, Yemen --A team from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) assisting refugees in the south of Yemen found 39 dead bodies on the shore between Friday, October 31 and Sunday, November 2.

September 10, 2008

Madrid/New York, September 10, 2008 —Refugees and migrants, they had escaped from conflict and extreme poverty in the Horn of Africa by trying to cross the Gulf of Aden. The survivors tell of their dangerous journey at the hands of brutal smugglers.