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MSF calls for end to civilians' suffering in Yemen

MSF calls for end to civilians' suffering in Yemen

[25/May/2016]

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SANA'A, May 25 (Saba) - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has called on all parties to the conflict in Yemen to take steps to end the suffering of civilians.

The MSF demanded the parties to the conflict to ensure the safety of health facilities and their workers and give them the opportunity to do their job effectively and safely.

" The organization (MSF) does its efforts in areas that are most in need of medical and humanitarian assistance and we ask all parties to the conflict to respect our work, " MSF's official Will Turner said in a press release.

Turner confirmed that the organization will remain committed to providing health care to patients and respond to the emergency medical needs and will stand by the side of the conflict victims.

There is a great pressure on the organization to expand its activities even though it operates with the largest capacity it has, Turner added.

He called on humanitarian organizations to provide broader and more effective humanitarian aid, because the needs are great and the medical staff are facing a severe shortage of medical supplies.

In Yemen, MSF is working in Aden, Dhale, Taiz, Sa'ada, Amran, Hajjah, Ibb and Sana'a governorates. Since March 2015, MSF teams have treated more than 20,000 war-wounded patients in Yemen. More than 790 tons of medical supplies have been sent by MSF so far.

MSF is managing 11 hospitals and health centers and supporting 18 health centers. With the health care system barely functioning, MSF is also providing non-emergency health services.

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