The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) field hospital in the port city of Mocha, Yemen, is the only health facility performing emergency surgery for the local community in this region caught between the front lines of conflict.
MSF opened the surgical field hospital here in August 2018, following the start of a major military offensive launched by the Saudi and Emirati-led Coalition on the city of Hodeidah. The hospital provides emergency medical care to war-wounded people from the front lines in Hodeidah, to the north, and Taiz, to the east.
We have provided more than 2,000 emergency room consultations and performed around 1,000 surgical procedures in Mocha. Many of our patients are children, wounded by mines, improvised explosive devices, and unexploded ordnance while playing in fields. Teams also treat pregnant women with complicated deliveries that require urgent surgery.
Photographer Guillaume Binet traveled to Mocha to report on the extraordinary medical needs of people affected by the ongoing war.