“Médecins Sans Frontières has no plans to leave Radfan District, where it has been working in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP) and the local community since July, 2010. MSF did withdraw some of its staff from Habilain on the 3rd February due to security concerns that were affecting MSF’s ability to carry out its neutral, humanitarian medical work. However, RadfanHospital continues to operate with MoPHP and MSF staff in Habilain providing medical care and organising referrals, and with regular support visits from other MSF staff temporarily located in Aden. MSF continues to have a commitment to providing free, quality health care in Radfan Hospital, where it supports medical services in the emergency room, inpatients and surgical departments for all the population. MSF is holding discussions with all the parties involved in an effort to improve security and respect for their neutral medical action in Radfan. These discussions have so far been very positive and MSF hopes to return to their full team in Radfan in the near future.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian medical organisation that provides medical care to populations, according to the principles of neutrality, impartiality and universal medical ethics. MSF has been working in Yemen since 2007 in cooperation with the Yemeni authorities and local communities and has medical projects in Sa’ada, Amran, Hajjah, Sana’a and Lahj Governorates.”