MSF: Majority of victims of shelling on neighborhood in western Yemen were children

Sana`a (Debriefer)
2020-06-01 | Since 4 Month

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) confirmed the killing of 4 people and the injury of 18 others, in the shelling of the Al-Zuhur neighborhood in the city of Hodeidah in western Yemen, expressing its deep concern that the majority of the victims were children.

The organization said in its office account in Yemen on "Twitter": "22 wounded were received today in the MSF supported Al Salakhana hospital due to shelling attacks in Al-Zuhur neighborhood in Hodeidah city this afternoon. Our team performed 6 emergency surgeries and treated less severe injuries. 16 patients were children, one of them died."

" We are deeply concerned that the majority of victims of the shelling we received were children.," MSF added.

"A public place crowded with families and playing children and a house nearby were hit only 1.3 km from Al Salakhana hospital supported by MSF. MSF condemns the attack and calls for urgent measures to ensure that civilians are protected in the ongoing conflict," the organization stated.

Médecins Sans Frontières has supported the Al-Salakhana Hospital in Al-Hodeidah since 2018 and operates the emergency room, operating room and lying department.

The Houthi group (Ansar Allah) accused the joint forces of the internationally recognized Yemeni government, of killing 4 people and wounding 18 others, by bombing the Al-Zuhur neighborhood of Hodeidah city.

The Houthi group is exchanging accusations with the joint government forces of violating the Stockholm ceasefire agreement in Hodeidah.

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