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Yemen hospitals ‘deliberately’ targeted in 100 attacks since March – ICRC watch

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    Medical facilities in war-torn Yemen are being ‘deliberately’ attacked, with some 100 incidents reported since the Saudi-led coalition began airstrikes in March, the International Committee of the Red Cross said, calling on all sides to cease hostilities.
    “Close to a hundred ...incidents have been reported since March 2015,” the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), said in a statement, condemning the shelling of the Al-Thawra medical hospital in Taez on Sunday. According to the NGO, one of the city’s main hospitals that catered for around 50 patients was reportedly shelled several times.

    "The shelling endangered the lives of patients and staff on site," said the ICRC deputy head in Yemen, Kedir Awol Omar.

    Sunday’s incident comes weeks after the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital in Saada was hit by Saudi Arabian airstrikes.

    ICRC claims these attacks to be “deliberate” and in “flagrant violation” of the international law.

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