COVID-19 has had a huge impact on our operations globally, however, we continue to provide much needed medical care for COVID-19 and all other illnesses in our operations. Here is an update on the latest developments.
Our teams in Aden, Yemen are reaching out to other donor states to help control the spread of the outbreak of COVID-19 in the city, as people are dying at an alarming rate, lack of resources is slowing down the progress to get people isolated and treated in time.
Our COVID-19 treatment centre in Aden, Yemen is overwhelmed with increasing number of people diagnosed with COVID-19. Our teams on the ground call for support from the UN and other donor states to support the ministry of health to control the spread of the outbreak.
“It’s total chaos here. There was fighting in the city all day yesterday,” - Caroline Seguin, MSF programme manager for Yemen
Coming back from Yemen, Taiz, MSF Operations Manager Christian Katzer gives an account of the current situation, saying that wars affect everybody particularly women and children.
More than 50,000 people are now displaced in north Abs due to a new round of clashes in the last week of March
MSF has put on hold the admission of all patients to Al Sadaqah hospital in Aden following the kidnapping and killing of a patient.
Humanitarian assistance, and particularly water and sanitation activities, need to be increased to prevent cholera from spreading across the country