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Human Toll of the Conflict in Yemen

21 September 2015

A Yemeni family drives a truck with all their possessions out of the capital, Sana'a. In Yemen, MSF works in Aden, Sana'a, Al-Dhale', Amran, Sa'ada, Taiz, and Hajjah governorates. Photo: MSF

A Yemeni woman walks past garbage lining the streets in Taiz, where nearly all civil services have stopped. MSF has been providing emergency medications and surgical supplies to several hospitals in Taiz. Photo: MSF

Two MSF doctors speak near the entrance of Al Salam Hospital. The targeting of medical structures and staff in Yemen has left the national health care system unable to meet all the needs created by the war, let alone other health needs. Photo: MSF

In Qataba, a Yemeni man surveys the damage from an airstrike that killed at least four people and injured dozens the previous night. Many of the injured were brought to the MSF-supported Al Salam Hospital. Photo: MSF

The family of Fakhira Hameed, a young woman who died after her house was hit by shelling, carries her body to a cemetery in Taiz. Photo: MSF

Fakhira Hameed's son mourns as his mother is buried. Photo: MSF

Aminah Saeed lays with her newborn baby in Al Rawdah Hospital in Taiz. She had mistakenly thought she was only seven months pregnant. Photo: MSF

Destruction and human misery continue in Yemen, where fighting between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi rebels began in March. 

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is working in several areas of the country to try to deliver lifesaving medical care, but it has been difficult as medical infrastructure and staff have been targeted.