"As I reflect on my time here I feel full of happiness. What an experience this has been! How lucky am I to have the opportunity to be here? Working for MSF has surpassed my wildest dreams, and I couldn’t be more grateful for this experience. As excited I am to go home, I feel a bit sad to leave. I hope that I see everyone again some day. I will miss each and every one of the people I have met here."
"I think people from Western culture are sometimes quick to judge, but if you really take a moment to think about it, how does your own culture dictate your own clothing choices? Sometimes I think, at my age I “should” wear this or that… but really that is my culture influencing my opinion."
Aimen Sattar is just beginning a new posting in Yemen, a country in the midst of a civil war, where millions of people have been displaced from their...
Earlier this year, Kariantti travelled to Yemen for his first posting with MSF - four weeks in the operating theatre in Khameer, where the team...
School is out for the summer in Yemen, but the cholera outbreak and ongoing civil war show no signs of slowing down. Anesthesiologist Kariantti blogs.
Conflict in Yemen has been increasing for several months. Since 19 March, more than 3,800 war-wounded people have received emergency treatment in our projects across Yemen.
This number of patients comes despite blocking of major access roads leading to medical facilities, attacks on Ministry of Health ambulances and killing of Red Crescent staff, and scores of injured lying in the street for hours as sniper fire and intense street-to-street fighting prevents help reaching them.
Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Middle East, with some people living in almost inaccessible areas receiving little or no health care. In urban areas many Yemeni people are subject to violence and general instability.
MSF treats patients according to medical ethics and impartiality.
MSF in Yemen
We have a total of 565 staff working in the country: 31 international staff and 534 Yemeni staff. Some of our staff are sharing their experiences on this blog.
Around 100 tonnes of medical supplies have been sent by MSF to Yemen to date.
As well as treating people wounded by the violence, MSF has also donated medical supplies to hospitals in Sana’a, Aden, Saadah, and Lahj governorates.