Doctors Without Borders Hospital Bombed in Yemen, 4 Dead
SANA’A, YEMEN — A Doctors Without Borders supported hospital in Northern Yemen was destroyed after being struck with a projectile Sunday morning, killing four and wounding 10 others, according to a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières press release.
Three MSF staff members were injured in the attack and two of them are in critical condition, according to the MSF press release by Tim Shenk.
At approximately 9:20 a.m. local time, the Shiara Hospital was struck and planes could be seen flying over the facility at the time, according to MSF staff statements. The number of injured and dead is expected to rise as people are rescued from the rubble of the destroyed hospital.
“All warring parties, including the Saudi-led coalition, are regularly informed of the GPS coordinates of the medical sites where MSF works,” said Raquel Ayora, MSF director of operations. It is currently unknown who conducted the strike, which destroyed the hospital.
The hospital, located in the Razeh district, has been bombed in the past prior to MSF controlling it and marks the third incident at a MSF facility in the region in the last three months, according to the organization.
“We strongly condemn this incident that confirms a worrying pattern of attacks on essential medical services and express our strongest outrage as this will leave a very fragile population without health care for weeks,” said Ayora. “Once more it is civilians who bear the brunt of this war.”
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