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MSF calls for urgent help for war torn Yemen

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 11 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4366
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The aid charity Médecins Sans Frontières has called for donors worldwide to respond urgently to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Violence between warring factions has increased since March, with fighting taking place in civilian areas, and a blockade on goods, including drugs and food, leading to a worsening humanitarian crisis, the charity said. The naval blockade on Yemen, which relies heavily on foreign imports, has been imposed by Saudi Arabia, which supports Yemen’s exiled president, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.1 Hadi’s supporters are fighting rebels whom the Saudis and other countries in the region believe are backed by Iran.

Speaking at a press conference in New York, Teresa Sancristόval, head of MSF’s emergency unit, said …

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