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May 14, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is responding to the needs of civilians affected by ongoing violence in Yemen, and currently has 31 international and 534 Yemeni MSF staff on the ground. Since March 19, MSF has treated more than 1,266 war-wounded patients, but it remains extremely difficult to move within the country to evaluate needs and provide assistance, due to the fighting and the airstrikes.

May 12, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs Al-Salam Hospital in the town of Khamer, in Yemen's Amran governorate, north of the capital city Sana’a. This facility is one of only two hospitals in the entire governorate and normally receives patients from remote areas and valleys in the north of Amran. However, fuel shortages precipitated by the ongoing conflict in Yemen's have made it very difficult for people to travel and to reach the hospital as soon as they need to, if they're able to come at all.

May 09, 2015

Along with the remaining population of Sa’ada, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team in the city spent last night under intense bombing by the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia that is fighting in Yemen. On Friday night, the coalition had given an ultimatum to the population to leave the city and its surrounding areas, declaring that the entire northern province would become a military target [Read MSF's response to the ultimatum here].

April 23, 2015

An interview with Maura Daly, an MSF midwife just back from Khamer, a town in northern Yemen’s Amran Governorate.

April 10, 2015

Dr. Ali Dahi works for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Ad Dhale, an area in southern Yemen wracked by pitched battles and aerial bombardments that are preventing many people from reaching lifesaving medical assistance.

Here, Dr. Dahi describes the situation.  

April 07, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) staff members describe the situation in Yemenwhere more medical supplies and trained health staff are urgently needed as violence escalates.

April 07, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator Valerie Pierre describes the situation in Yemen, where more medical supplies and trained health staff are urgently needed as violence escalates.

August 07, 2012

In Yemen's south, says an MSF project coordinator, "Armed clashes have been replaced with indiscriminate violence from bombing attacks and accidents involving landmines."

August 04, 2011

Though the situation has calmed somewhat since June, some areas are still marked by instability and a lack of access to medical care.

December 20, 2007

Every year, thousands of people risk their lives crossing the Gulf of Aden: Somalis fleeing the fighting in their country and Ethiopians leaving because they cannot find work back home, for political reasons, or because of the conflict in the Somali region. Conditions of the voyage are terrible and on almost every crossing people die. This year alone an estimated 28,000 people arrived at the along the coast of Yemen, with 651 confirmed dead and another 659 missing. The actual death toll is probably much higher.