Fighting shuts hospitals in Yemen's Taiz

Humanitarian situation worsens as homes go without power, supplies cannot enter and medical facilities close down.

    Heavy fighting in the central Yemeni city of Taiz has forced more than 30 hospitals and medical facilities to close.

    Doctors say they also face an acute shortage of supplies. In addition to that, the humanitarian situation is getting worse by the day.

    Many homes are without power, food and water are scarce, and supplies cannot get in.

    Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan describes the battle for the city and its impact on civilians.

    Warning: Some of the images in this report are disturbing.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment.