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A day treating wounded in Yemen's Al Salakhana hospital

MSF surgeons during an surgery on a young girl in the Al Salakhana hospital, Hodeidah, Yemen. April 2019. © Agnes Varraine-Leca/MSF
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More than four years into the war in Yemen, the port city of Hodeidah, on the country's central western coast, has been the target of a brutal offensive starting in June 2018. Civilians have been hard-hit, repeatedly coming under attack.

    In September 2018, MSF started working at Al Salakhana hospital, in the city's northeast. Teams rehabilitated the emergency room and operating theatres to provide emergency medical and surgical care to people in the city. As fighting escalated in late 2018, Al Salakhana hospital remained one of the few hospitals open in the area.

    With the signing of a cease-fire in December 2018, the rate of aerial bombardments has slowed, but civilians often still find themselves caught in the crossfire, with bullet wounds being one of the most common injuries our teams treat.

    Between October 2018 and May 2019, MSF teams in Al Salakhana hospital have treated:

    6,600 people       —      440 war-wounded people

    The video report bellow illustrates the stories of people MSF treated in the hospital over one day.