06 June 2016

After intensive fighting in Taiz
Three year-old Shadi Shouqi was injured after two rockets hit his house. Salah Dongu’du/MSF

On Friday, 3 June, following intense fighting in Taiz, Yemen, hospitals that Doctors Without Borders (MSF) supports in the city received 122 wounded patients, the vast majority of them civilians. Twelve other people sent to the hospital were declared dead on arrival.

Today, as the fighting continues, three injured children from the same family were brought to the hospital after two rockets destroyed their house, killing their mother. Their father is still missing.

Incidents like these show the devastating impact of the war on civilians. Taiz is one frontline of a brutal ongoing war in Yemen. The city is hit by shelling and gunfire on a daily basis. The population lives in fear, the prospect of dying - or seeing a loved one killed - ever present.

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