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Medical charity MSF treats thousands in war-torn Yemen

Medecins Sans Frontieres provided support to more than 3,200 Yemeni children suffering malnutrition

Medical charity MSF treats thousands in war-torn Yemen

SANAA, Yemen

Around 6,400 injured Yemenis were treated in the first half of this year, international medical charity group, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), said on Tuesday.

"In the first half of 2021, 6,407 people with injuries related to war and violence treated in MSF facilities in Yemen," MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders, said on Twitter.

The group said it also provided support to more than 3,000 children in war-torn Yemen suffering malnutrition.

"In the first half of 2021, MSF treated 3,269 malnourished children under the age of five in facilities in Yemen," it added.

Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability since 2014, when Iran-aligned Houthi rebels captured much of the country, including the capital Sanaa.

A Saudi-led coalition aimed at reinstating the Yemeni government has worsened the situation and caused one of the world’s worst man-made humanitarian crises, with 233,000 people killed, nearly 80% or about 30 million needing humanitarian assistance and protection, and more than 13 million in danger of starvation, according to UN estimates.

*Writing by Ahmed Asmar

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