WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition partially destroyed an MSF-supported hospital in Hajjah, Yemen. The blast killed nine people, including an MSF staff member, and two more patients died while being transported to Al Jamhouri hospital, according to the MSF.
1st aftermath images from Abs hospital. GPS coordinates were repeatedly shared w/ all parties to the conflict #Yemen pic.twitter.com/eP3C77nIFz— Doctors w/o Borders (@MSF_USA) August 15, 2016
The hospital had a 14-bed emergency room, a maternity ward and a surgery unit, it noted.
People in #Yemen continue to be killed or injured while seeking medical care. This.— MSF International (@MSF) August 15, 2016
is unacceptable. #NotATarget https://t.co/PaTTSZFLoD
Yemen has been gripped in a conflict between the government and the Houthi rebel movement since 2014.
The Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at the request of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi since March 2015.
The United Nations has recorded well over 3,200 civilian deaths in the conflict, 60 percent of which it has attributed to the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes.