Treating war-wounded patients in Hodeidah, Yemen

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are still treating large numbers of war-wounded people at Al Salakhana hospital in Hodeidah, Yemen, despite the fragile ceasefire in this major port city. Hakim Khaldi, MSF project coordinator in Hodeidah, says that one-third of our patients have been injured by fighting—many of them civilians hit by stray bullets, shells, or shrapnel. From October 2018 to February 2019, more than 4,000 consultations and 535 surgical procedures were provided at Al Salakhana, one of the few remaining public hospitals in the region.