Doctors Without Borders puts some of the bravest medical professionals in the places around the world that need their help the most but otherwise have no access to healthcare. In war-torn nations, these doctors face the risk of becoming collateral damage during military operations.
Just weeks after a DWB hospital fell below a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan with doctors and patients still inside, another outpost in Saada, Yemen was destroyed today by airstrikes led by the Saudi coalition. The latest airstrike is part of a seven-month campaign to combat terrorism in the region.
Tweets began pouring in yesterday describing the chaos at the Yemini hospital, operated by Doctors Without Borders, called the MSF hospital. The reports stated that there were hospital staff, doctors, and patients inside at the time of the bombing. Several people were injured during the attack, but there have been no deaths reported as of this time.
The bombing is unfortunate news for an organization that so recently had to deal with the same tragedy in Afghanistan. The U.S. maintains that the airstrike on the hospital in Kunduz was accidental, but an investigation has led to reports that the Green Berets who ordered the strikes were aware of the hospital. Ground reports indicated that the hospital was under Taliban control, but no determination has been made at this point.