According to Medicins Sans Frontieres, an airstrike from the Saudi-led coalition that hit a makeshift hospital in Yemen had killed at least 11 people and wounded 11 others.
The hospital was near the Houthi Rebel stronghold of Saada where MSF personnel handled the wounded. The Hospital in Abs, in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate had happened around 3:45PM local time.
According to the MSF they had supported the hospital since July 2015 and it was partially destroyed. Meanwhile, all remaining patients and staff had been evacuated.
The hospital’s location is shared to all members of the conflict to avoid attacks from both sides including the Saudi-led coalition.
Teresa Sancristoval, MSF emergency program manager for Yemen, said it was the fourth attack on an MSF-supported medical facility in Yemen in the past 12 months.
“Once again, today we witness the tragic consequences of the bombing of a hospital. Once again, a fully functional hospital full of patients and MSF national and international staff members was bombed in a war that has shown no respect for medical facilities or patients,” Sancristoval said in the news release.
MSF called on all parties, particularly the Saudi-led coalition which it blamed for the hospital attack, to guarantee that such attacks do not happen again.