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Bombings in Yemen

30 July 2015

Children receive care at the hospital in Sa'ada. Since mid-May, MSF has supported the emergency room, operating theater, and maternity departments of Al Jumhuri hospital in Sa'ada. Photo: Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Reportage

In the historic city of Sana'a, men clear the rubble of four houses destroyed by a Saudi Arabian air strike. Six people were killed and many more are still missing. Photo: Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Reportage

 

An injured civilian receives emergency medical treatment. Photo: Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Reportage

A father holds his wounded child at the MSF-supported Ministry of Health hospital in Sa'ada. Saudi-led coalition forces have been carrying out airstrikes on a daily basis in this area, warning civilians to leave the province and declaring the entire territory a "military target." Photo: Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Reportage 

A wounded civilian receives emergency medical treatment at the MSF-supported Ministry of Health hospital in Sa'ada. Photo: Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Reportage

A man looks at the damage caused by a series of airstrikes conducted by the Saudi Arabian air force in a densely populated area of Sana'a. The explosions occurred around 1am on June 13. Photo: Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Reportage

Civilians walk through the destroyed city of Sa'ada. Photo: Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Reportage

A wounded civilian receives emergency medical treatment at the hospital in Sa'ada. Though the town was ordered to evacuate, many were unaware of the evacuation because they did not have access to a radio. Photo: Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Reportage

Yeminis fleeing the war find basic shelter in a temporary refugee camp bordering the town of Amraan in northern Yemen. Photo: Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Reportage

Yemini children fleeing the war with their families play near Amraan. MSF has been providing medical consultations to displaced people through mobile medical clinics. Photo: Sebastiano Tomada/Getty Reportage

The conflict in Yemen has divided the country between the Houthi movement, supported by former president Saleh, which controls the North of the country (including the capital Sana’a) and is pushing South, and an anti-Houthi coalition based mainly in the South that is backed by a Saudi-led international military coalition.

President Hadi of the transitional government fled to Saudi Arabia in March. There have been numerous bombings that have destroyed civilian areas, either indiscriminately or deliberately, and caused much pain and suffering among civilians