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New Influx of IDPs Reaches Abs in Northern Yemen

A medical organization has said that a new wave of displaced persons has hit a northern Yemeni city after fighting surged between pro-government forces, who are backed by the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi militia.

Doctors Without Borders, or as known by its French Acronyms MSF has stated that its supported hospital in the district of Abs in the northern province of Hajjah has treated as many as 360 civilian wounded people, who were caught in the crossfire in only two months (Aug & Sep).

This causality toll amounts to nearly 40 percent of all the wounded in the year 2018, according to MSF statement on Wednesday.

The influx of nearly 20,000 newly displaced people is a result of violent and fierce battles raging in a district close to the Yemen-Saudi Arabia border called Bani Hassan, around 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Abs, the agency said.

Doctors without Borders (MSF) said those who make it to Abs arrive “too late for us to save their lives.”

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