MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The number of victims from Monday's airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a hospital in north-western Yemen has increased to 14, the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) aid group said Tuesday.
"According to the latest information gathered by the MSF teams in Hajjah, late last night three of the five patients hospitalised after yesterday’s airstrike died. The death toll from the airstrike on the MSF-supported hospital in northwestern Yemen now stands at 14," MSF said in a statement.
Twenty four people were also injured in the airstrike and were referred to different health facilities in the area, it added.
"After each attack MSF receives reassurances from the actors in the conflict with promises that this will not happen again. We do not want words, courtesies, overpromises which go undelivered. What we need to see is proof of intent and a commitment that there will be no more airstrikes on medical facilities, staff, and patients," the manager of MSF’s Emergency Unit, Teresa Sancristoval, said, adding that this attack has become the fourth against an MSF-supported hospital in Yemen.
Since 2014, Yemen has been gripped by the conflict between the Sunni government and the Shia Houthi rebel movement backed by some factions within the Yemeni army. The Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at the Yemeni government's request.