Omani hospitals taking in hundreds of Yemenis

Published November 18th, 2015 - 05:30 GMT

An Omani hospital is preparing to receive 200 injured Yemenis in the coming two days, according to local media reports.

It will be the fourth batch received by Al Khoula Hospital after the hospital received 90 Yemenis in March and May, mostly children, due to clashes in the war-torn country.

So far, more than 400 Yemenis have been treated in various Omani hospitals in both Muscat and Salalah.

Many of those in Al Khoula hospital have been treated and discharged.

Oman is the only GCC country not participating in the Saudi-led coalition fighting Al Houthi militants in Yemen, but it has provided humanitarian assistance.

An official source at the Omani foreign ministry earlier told Gulf News that the treating of Yemenis in Omani hospitals was in line with the policies of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and in the spirit of good neighbourliness.

Oman is the only member of the Gulf Cooperation Council not to have taken part in the Saudi-led Operation Storm of Resolve against Al Houthi militia in Yemen.

Oman received more than 5,000 refugees from 48 nationalities via land borders since April. States whose citizens were trapped in Yemen asked Oman to allow them to cross the border.

by Fahad Al Mukrashi

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