Yemen – Bombing of a hospital (August 15, 2016)


France condemns the bombing of a hospital on Monday, August 15 in Abs, in northern Yemen which left 11 people dead and several others injured, including members of the NGO, Doctors Without Borders.

It extends its condolences to the victims’ families.

We call on the parties to implement UNSCR 2216 and to comply with international law and the Geneva Conventions.

As reaffirmed by resolution 2286, the protection of medical personnel and immediate, full, safe and unrestricted humanitarian access throughout the Yemeni territory are essential.