Yemen: Staff testimonies from the #YemenCrisis

Yemen is in the midst of a complex and devastating civil war – the most serious crisis since the unification of North and South Yemen in 1990. Since March 2015, the full-scale ‘regionalised’ civil war has been causing a widespread yet under-reported humanitarian crisis and could pave the way for the country’s disintegration.

Here are some selected interview clips from MSF staff working in the region. The full series is available on the MSF Yemen Facebook page.

In areas where MSF teams are working, health structures have been hit and damaged or destroyed by air strikes. These attacks severely limit the capacity of Yemeni healthcare system to respond to the medical needs.

When Dr Natalie Roberts was working in the North of Yemen last summer as an emergency coordinator with MSF, she saw bridges, roads and fuel stations  targeted and destroyed by air strikes, which made movements and patients' transfers much more complicated.

 

[Testimonies from the #YemenCrisis]When Natalie was working in the North of Yemen last summer as an emergency coordinator with MSF, she saw bridges, roads or fuel stations which had been targetted by airstrikes and destroyed, which made much more complicated movements and patients' transfers.

Posted by ‎أطباء بلا حدود- اليمن‎ on Saturday, October 10, 2015

 

 

 

 

Many people who fled the violence in Yemen were highly skilled and specialized medical staff. The medical staff who are still present are working hard to respond to the current situation. Dr Bernard Leménager, an MSF surgeon, explains what MSF has been doing in Aden to respond to the medical needs.

 

[Testimonies from the #YemenCrisis]

[Testimonies from the #YemenCrisis]Many people who fled the violence in Yemen were highly skilled and specialized medical staff. The medical staff who are still present are working hard to respond to the current situation. Bernard, an MSF surgeon, explains what MSF has been doing in Aden, last summer, to respond to the medical needs.

Posted by ‎أطباء بلا حدود- اليمن‎ on Monday, October 12, 2015

 

 

 

 

Natalie explains the impact of fuel shortages and price increases on access to health care. Because of problems of transport, many patients could not make it to the hospital or arrived late when their condition was critical.

 

[Testimonies from the #YemenCrisis]

[Testimonies from the #YemenCrisis]Natalie worked in the North of Yemen last summer, as an emergency coordinator with MSF. She explains the impact of fuel shortages and price increases on access to health care. Because of problems of transport, many patients could not make it to the hospital or arrived late when their condition was critical.

Posted by ‎أطباء بلا حدود- اليمن‎ on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

 

Watch the complete series at the MSF Yemen Facebook page.