To obtain other languages or formats, please contact us
Reference : V-F-CR-F-01501-N
Date : 08/01/2016
Country/Region : YEMEN
Title : Yemen : patients in dire need in ruined hospitals
Duration : 00:03:55
Director : FOULKES, Imogen
Cameraman : unknown
Editor : unknown
Person appearing :
ARPAGAUS, Monica (health coordinator, ICRC)
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Production reference : AV400N
Description : The International Committee of the Red Cross is calling for an urgent political solution to alleviate the suffering of millions of people in the country. The ICRC's Regional Director for the Near and Middle East, Robert Mardini, says Yemen is fast-becoming one of the world's 'forgotten conflicts'.
The people of Yemen have suffered conflict for nine long months. Since fighting began in March 2015 more than five thousand people have been killed and more than thirty-thousand injured. Over two million have fled their homes in search of safety. Even for those who can still live at home, normal life has become virtually impossible.
In areas worst hit by the fighting, the basic infrastructure that every family needs is disappearing: damaged and deprived by war. Even hospitals, which should be safe for everyone, are affected. The ICRC estimates there have been more than 100 attacks on health care facilities since the conflict began.
Patients in Yemen are suffering, doctors often risk their lives to come to work. They have to treat patients in damaged buildings, with poor equipment. Often, they have no medicines to prescribe or supplies to carry out lifesaving surgery. And the conflict is causing new, and terrible injuries.
The ICRC has called on those taking part in the fighting to allow medical supplies to be delivered, and to stop all attacks on health care facilities. Until that happens, in many of Yemen’s hospitals, everything will be in short supply…except wounded patients, and the dedication of the healthcare workers trying to treat them.
Since the beginning of the year, the ICRC has supported 62 hospitals in 15 governorates through donations of medical and surgical supplies enabling them to treat more than 26,000 war wounded and perform over 14,900 surgeries. Emergency room trauma courses as well as a war surgery seminar have also been held for lead surgeons and medical professionals across the country.
Original language : French; English
Other language : International soundtrack
English title : Yemen : patients in dire need in ruined hospitals
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 854 x 480
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422