At Least 55 Civilians Killed And 130 Wounded Due To Saudi Airstrikes Targeted Yemen Hospital
Saudi-led coalition's missiles hit a fish market and the entrance to a nearby hospital of Yemen’s western port city of Hudaydah.

Saudi-led coalition fired more than two dozen missiles into Yemen’s western port city of Hudaydah on Thursday, hitting the fish market, the entrance to the main hospital and a security compound in the aerial attacks that killed at least 55 Yemenis, Reuters reported.

Dr. Peter Salama, who is in charge of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the World Health Organization said: “We’re particularly saddened at WHO by the attack on one of the major hospitals in the country yesterday, Al Thawra in Al Hudaydah,”

Eyewitnesses and medics said at least 52 have been killed and 130 wounded by several air strikes, some in critical condition.

The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Twitter it was sending medical equipment to Al Thawra Hospital to treat 50 people in critical condition following the attack.

Formerly, aid agencies warned that any disruption to vital supplies coming through the key Red Sea port could affect millions of Yemenis, who rely on them to survive.

On Friday, the UN has warned that Saudi’s deadly airstrikes on one of the last functioning hospitals in of Hudaydah has put hundreds of thousands of Yemenis at risk and damaged efforts to prevent a third cholera epidemic in the war-torn country.

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UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Lise Grande, described the impact of the strikes as “appalling”. She warned that hospitals are protected under “international humanitarian law”, and “hundreds of thousands of people” depend on the hospital to survive.

Yemenis have been under massive attacks by the Saudi coalition, backed by the US, UK, and France since 2014. Hudaydah port is the main conduit for supplies to Yemen, where around 8.4 million people are believed to be on the brink of starvation.

“Everything that we are trying to do to stem the world’s worst cholera epidemic is at risk,” Ms Grande said, noting that new cholera cases have been identified in the city “every day this week”.

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