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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 13:30 GMT

Houthi Attack Hits Hospital in Yemen

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Fri, 08 Nov 2019 01:41 GMT

Doctors Without Borders, an international medical relief organisation, said on Thursday November 7th that a recent attack damaged a hospital it runs in western Yemen, AP reported.

The agency said it had to close the hospital after the attack, but no one was killed or injured. Yemeni military officials blamed the Houthi rebels for the attack, which targeted buildings near the hospital and killed at least eight civilians.

The patients, including two newborn babies, were transferred to other health facilities in Mocha, a port city on the Red Sea coast of Yemen.

Caroline Seguin, manager of the organisation's Yemen program, said it was only luck that no one was injured in the attack. The hospital was opened in August 2018 to offer free medical services to thousands of war victims.

The UN humanitarian chief in Yemen, Lise Grande, condemned the airstrike on the key hospital and deemed it “shocking” and “completely unacceptable.”

The Yemeni Network for Rights and Freedoms said on October 20th that the Houthis had committed at least 514 violations against Yemenis in less than 10 days, including 51 murders and 142 displaced families in Dhale, Hodeidah and Ibb.

“The breaches happened between October 1st and 10th and included killings, injuries, abductions and arbitrary bombings, among other violations, the NGO said.

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