Airstrikes hit refugee camp in northern Yemen
An airstrike in the northwest of Yemen has killed a number of people in a camp for displaced people. A Saudi-led coalition has been pounding Shiite Houthi rebels positions for days.
The UN said the strike hit the Al-Mazrak camp on Monday, killing a number of people.
“There is confirmation that the camp (in Hajja province) has been hit … We know there are dead and wounded,” said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The humanitarian agency Doctors without Borders (MSF) said the strike killed at least 15 and wounded 30 – with the dead and injured taken to a hospital nearby where the charity operates.
“It was an air strike,” said an MSF spokesperson, adding that it was likely that more were dead.
Since 2009, the camp has been housing Yemenis displaced in the conflict between northern Houthi rebels and the central government. The MSF said 500 families had arrived at the camp over the past two days.
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Source News: DW