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Feature Christmas 2017:

The BMJ charity appeal Christmas 2017: help MSF bring essential healthcare to millions of people in war torn Yemen

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 12 December 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5722
  1. Richard Hurley, features and debates editor
  1. The BMJ
  1. rhurley{at}

Médecins Sans Frontières has decades of experience in bringing medical aid to the neediest people worldwide, such as the millions of civilians facing violence, cholera, and malnutrition in Yemen, as Richard Hurley writes. This is why The BMJ has chosen MSF for its charity appeal this year. Please give generously

Mothers and children at a mobile clinic in a village on the outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah

Rawan Shaif/MSF

“Yemen is one of MSF’s biggest missions worldwide, partly because of the medical need and partly because of lack of capacity in the country,” Djoen Besselink, the humanitarian charity’s head of mission in Yemen, told The BMJ by phone from Sana’a, the country’s capital, pausing for the occasional explosion.

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