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Yemen: Thousands desperate for food, water and shelter in conflict-hit Marib

“We don’t have blankets to cover ourselves,” says Aafia, one of the thousands of internally displaced people sheltering in Marib governorate, Yemen. “My children have no warm clothes and I don’t have enough food to feed them.” The scene in Marib is...

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New Year babies: The first MSF newborns of 2022

There is always a reason to find hope. For a second uncertain year in a row, many countries have faced the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while, at the same time, conflict, disaster and obstacles to accessing care have hit...

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Yemen: The rise of severe mental health conditions in the country

Now in its seventh year, the crisis in Yemen is no longer headline news. But the conflict continues to have a devastating impact on people’s wellbeing, and on their mental health in particular.  In Hajjah, where our teams have found a high need for...

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Yemen: Seeking healthcare in Taiz, a city split by a frontline

“The constant fear and the feeling of being close to death is horrific,” says Wafa Muhammad Abdullah. “We have been bombarded with shells. A shell once hit my sister and injured one of her eyes. I can never forget seeing...

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Yemen: Treating COVID-19 amongst fear, stigma and misinformation

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic in Yemen; stigma, disinformation, fear of detention and lack of knowledge on the presence of isolation centres continue to deter people from seeking timely treatment for the disease. “Some patients stay at home for a...

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Yemen: COVID-19 support desperately needed as second wave overwhelms the country

ADEN – Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is seeing a dramatic influx of critically ill COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalisation in Aden, Yemen and many other parts of the country. “We are urging all medical humanitarian organisations already present in Yemen to rapidly scale up...

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Yemen: Severe malnutrition on the rise among children in Abs, northern Yemen

Opinion by Muriel Boursier, MSF head of mission in Yemen Hamdi is not yet two years old, but this is already his second time as a patient at the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Abs hospital, in northern Yemen....

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Yemen: “These sanctions have to make clear that they do not apply to humanitarian aid”

The United States government has moved to designate Ansar Allah, the Yemeni group that controls Sana’a, the largest city in Yemen, and much of the country, as a “foreign terrorist organisation”. This means that sanctions will be applied to stop people and companies...

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Yemen: Civilians wounded and killed in indiscriminate frontline hostilities

BRUSSELS - Renewed conflict on the frontlines to the south of Hudaydah Port on Yemen’s Red Sea Coast has become among the most intense in the country, and the number of civilians needing major war-trauma surgery is rising. Since October, the...

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Yemen: As COVID-19 spreads, fear drives people away from hospitals in Yemen

As COVID-19 spreads through Yemen, widespread fear of the coronavirus is preventing people from seeking medical care. Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have started recently supporting a new COVID-19 treatment centre in Sheikh Zayed hospital in the Yemeni capital Sana’a. Only half...

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Yemen: “We have a lot of people that die quickly” of COVID-19 in Yemen

A car drove up to the low, white building that is the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) COVID-19 treatment centre in Aden, southwestern Yemen. In it was a man aged around 60 who was coughing and struggling for breath. He managed...

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Yemen: Catastrophe unfolding in Aden’s only COVID-19 treatment centre

The number of deaths occurring in the COVID-19 treatment centre that MSF runs in Aden, Yemen, speaks to a wider catastrophe unfolding in the city. The UN and donor states need to do more urgently to help the response. The centre that MSF runs...

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