MSF-Supported Hospitals in Taiz Receive 122 War Wounded in One Day

Shadi Shouqi, A three years old child injured after two rockets hit his house. A rocket caused these 3 kids from the same family to get injured by shrapnel and blasts. Two rockets destroyed their home in Taiz, Yemen, killed their mother, their father is still missing.
Salah Dongu’du/MSF
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On Friday, June 3, following intense fighting in Taiz, Yemen, hospitals that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports in the city received 122 wounded patients, the vast majority of them civilians. Twelve other people sent to the hospital were declared dead on arrival.

Today, as the fighting continues, three injured children from the same family were brought to hospital after two rockets destroyed their house, killing their mother. Their father is still missing.

Incidents like these show the devastating impact of the war on civilians. Taiz is one frontline of a brutal ongoing war in Yemen. They city is hit by shelling and gunfire on a daily basis. The population lives in fear, the prospect of dying—or seeing a love one killed—ever present.