Via MSF.org: Yemen: Crisis update – 27 April. This was published April 30. Excerpt:
The population is suffering enormously. Violence and insecurity are affecting them on a daily basis. Access to healthcare, food, water and fuel is problematic. Hospitals are in need of more medical supplies beyond what ICRC & MSF can provide. People are traumatized due to the bombardment and fighting, and their lives are made harder by the economic pressure and increase in prices.
• Over 1,266 war wounded have been treated by MSF teams since 19 March (775 Aden, 101 Haradh, 40 Amran, 350 Ad-Dhale)
• MSF has treated wounded from air-strikes in Amran, Ad-Dhale and Hajjah governorates, and has donated medical supplies to hospitals in Sana’a receiving wounded from air-strikes.
• MSF has a total of 565 people working in the Yemen: 534 Yemeni and 31 international staff.
• We have been able to send in emergency surgical teams and around 100 tonnes of medical supplies by sea and air, but much more is needed. Assistance needs to be scaled up dramatically. Humanitarian aid organisations must return to Yemen and start providing assistance to the population urgently.
• In Aden fighting, attacks on ambulances, snipers and road blocks, make it difficult for patients to come to the hospital. The number of wounded we are receiving has dropped, despite the intensity of fighting.
• It remains extremely difficult to move within the country to assess the needs and deploy assistance, due to fighting and air-strikes. Per-project updates