Via ReliefWeb, a report from MSF.org: Yemen: Escalating conflict, escalating needs. Excerpt:
Eighteen months of brutal conflict have plunged Yemen into a full-blown humanitarian emergency. After a short ebb in fighting brought on by recent peace negotiations, airstrikes and ground combat have fully resumed, with dire consequences for civilians. All armed actors involved in the conflict—including the Saudi-led Coalition and the Houthis—are conducting this war and carrying out indiscriminate attacks without respect for civilians or essential civilian infrastructure like hospitals.
Health facilities supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have not been spared. On August 15, an airstrike on the MSF-supported Abs Hospital in Hajjah Governorate resulted in 24 wounded and 19 deaths, including an MSF staff member. The UN reports that over 600 health facilities in the country have stopped functioning due to damage or lack of staff and supplies, jeopardizing access to health care for millions of people.
The impact of the conflict on people’s physical and mental health cannot be overstated. In addition to tens of thousands of war-related injuries, MSF teams regularly treat large numbers of patients for acute post-violence stress syndrome. Patients report generalized symptoms such as body pain, headaches, and chest pains related to the physical and mental trauma they have endured. According to UNOCHA, nearly three million people were displaced by conflict within the country as of September 2016.
MSF calls on all parties to the conflict to respect international humanitarian law to ensure the protection of civilians and medical structures and personnel, allow the sick and wounded unhindered access to health care, and guaranty the delivery of aid to those in need.