Doctors Without Borders says Saudi airstrikes struck its hospital in Yemen’s Saada

Published October 27th, 2015 - 09:52 GMT
A Yemeni woman walks through a heavily damaged neighborhood in the war-battered city of Saada, March 8, 2015. (AFP/File)
A Yemeni woman walks through a heavily damaged neighborhood in the war-battered city of Saada, March 8, 2015. (AFP/File)

In the Houthi-held northwestern city of Saada, multiple Saudi-led airstrikes hit a hospital run by Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), the group said Tuesday.

The medical nonprofit announced the incident on Twitter and said the attacks happened late Monday night. Andre Heller Perache, MSF head of programs in the UK, said they were struck by five airstrikes but had no casualties. 

 

The Haidan Health Center is the only serving hospital operating in Haidan, a town that's seen heavy attacks by the coalition. Doctors Without Borders says on its website the organization has been supporting the facility with an ER, referral system and medications. 

Saada has been the target of numerous air raids since Saudi Arabia declared the entire area a military target in May. The city is believed to be a stronghold for Houthi rebels, where Human Rights Watch says the kingdom has shown a blatant disregard for civilian lives

By Hayat Norimine


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