February 12, 2016

 

Céline Langlois is a Canadian nurse with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) who recently returned from Yemen, where hospitals, health facilities and the civilian population are routinely treated as military targets in a war between Iranian-backed forces and a Saudi-led military coalition. 

In the video above, Céline describes becoming caught in the crossfire with fellow members of her MSF team, and how a local family took them in and gave them shelter from the violence outside.

 

 

MSF teams have treated more than 15,587 war-wounded since hostilities increased last March, despite the difficulties caused by ongoing violence, fighting and a fuel blockade that continues to cripple the country. MSF has so far sent close to 400 tons of medical supplies, as well as emergency surgical teams.

MSF currently has 790 staff in Yemen. MSF first worked in Yemen in 1986, and has been working continuously in the country since 2007. MSF currently runs medical projects in Sana’a, Amran, Aden and Ad-Dhale governorates in Yemen, and provides medical aid to different parts of the country during emergencies.

Click here to learn more about MSF's work in Yemen

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