122 people severely wounded in one day as fighting pounds the city of Taiz

After intense fighting in Taiz, MSF-supported hospitals in the city received in one day 122 wounded patients on Friday 3 June 2016. A further 12 were dead on arrival. The vast majority of the wounded were civilians.

Today, as fighting continues, three injured children from the same family were brought to hospital after two rockets destroyed their house, killing their mother. Their father is still missing. Incidents like these show the devastating impact of the war on civilians.

Taiz is on the frontline of the conflict and is being hit by shelling and gunfire on a daily basis. The sense of fear is intense, with people terrified that their loved ones will be wounded or killed.

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Report 1 August 2015