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Yemen | A day in Al Salakhana hospital

"Eight people on the boat were injured. Seven of them died, he’s the only survivor. He lost two of his brothers, his nephew and several friends that day."

In this video, we meet two fishermen, one of whom was the only crew member to survive the bombing of his boat off the coast of Hodeidah in Yemen. 

Since a ceasefire was signed in mid-December 2018, aerial bombardments have reduced in the city of Hodeidah but heavy ground fighting erupts every day, especially at night.

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The fighting occurs inside the city close to the Al Salakhana area where MSF works.

In Al Salakhana hospital, our teams treat mainly trauma cases: burn patients, victims of road-traffic accidents and people wounded by the war – most of them civilians hit by stray bullets.

Since October 2018, MSF teams have treated 6,600 patients in Al Salakhana hospital, including 440 war-wounded. 

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