Sick and wounded people in the city of Taiz are facing a terrible reality – that their trip to hospital might kill them.
The few hospitals still open in the conflict-hit city are treating many injured people. But the streets are being hit by shells so travelling to hospital is dangerous. And it’s not just the patients who are suffering – medical workers are coming under attack.
Red Cross spokesman Kedir Awol Omar said: “During the past two weeks, paramedics have had to put themselves in harm’s way, working their way through heavy ground fighting, airstrikes and snipers to reach the wounded. This is unacceptable.” More