Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

Arab Coalition Regrets MSF’s Yemen Hospitals Evacuation, Seeks to Resolve Situation - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
Select Page

The coalition to restore legitimacy in Yemen has expressed regret at the decision taken by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to evacuate its staff from six hospitals in the country’s north, calling for “urgent discussions” to resolve the problem.

“We very much regret MSF’s decision to evacuate staff from six hospitals in northern Yemen. We greatly value the work MSF does for the people of Yemen under difficult circumstances,” said a statement issued by the command of the coalition.

“We are seeking urgent discussions with MSF to understand how we can work together to resolve this situation,” it said.

The coalition reiterated “full respect for international humanitarian law” in its operations in Yemen and said it has “established an independent Joint Incidents Assessment Team to investigate reports of civilian casualties resulting from coalition action.”

The team was also tasked with making recommendations to introduce changes to the coalition’s operations where problems have occurred, the statement added.

MSF said on Thursday that the six hospitals will continue to be manned by local workers and volunteers.

Asharq Al-Awsat English

Asharq Al-Awsat English

Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

More Posts

Follow Me:
FacebookGoogle PlusYouTube