Besieged Yemeni city of Taez receives medical aid from MSF

Published January 17th, 2016 - 01:30 GMT

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has delivered aid to the besieged flashpoint city of Taez for the first time in months, AFP reports.

Two trucks "full of essential medical supplies" entered the southwestern city for the first time since last August .

"We're grateful that we managed to deliver the medical supplies to the hospitals," MSF's emergency manager for Yemen Karline Kleijer said.

According to AFP, MSF had been unable to conduct surgeries and treat wounded people for the last five months due to a lack of resources.

Last week a missile hit a clinic run supported by MSF in Razeh, northern Yemen, killing three people.

According to estimates by the United Nations, over 5,800 people have been killed in Yemen since March, about half of whom are civilians.

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