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Yemen’s Hidden War:

Sectarian clashes between Houthis and Salafist tribesmen have left 52,000 people displced in the past three months in Yemen’s remote northern province of Hajjah. 
(special thanks to UNICEF, Yemen)

Dialysis Treatment at a Breaking Point in Yemen

In Yemen, there are over 4,400 people living with renal failure, a condition where a person’s kidney’s fail and must go through dialysis. However, the war ongoing within Yemen along with existing sanctions and blockades has devastated the remaining health system. 

MSF is providing medications and supplies that will be used to treat 660 dialysis patients over a six-month period. This support has reached four dialysis centers in most urgent need in Sana’a, Hajjah, Taiz, and Al-Mahweet, but most of the 28 functioning dialysis centers in Yemen lack supplies, causing interruptions in treatment.

Ideally, dialysis should occur 3 times a week. Immense strain upon the clinics and large amounts of patients have reduced that to only two times a week, in order for all the patients to have an opportunity to receive treatment. 

In the Dialysis center in Al-Jumhori hospital in Sana’a, “I had to move with my family to Sana’a to be able to receive my dialysis treatment sessions at the centre here. The transport was expensive for me. There was a dialysis centre in Dhamar but every session was a challenge for them. Sometimes they don’t have the materials, sometimes the electricity is off. I and the other patients were suffering a lot,” says Yahya Abbas of Dhamar, Yemen.

Those with renal failure in Yemen seem to have been forgotten amongst the battle wounded from bombs and bullets. Because of this, they are one of the most vulnerable groups of people that need our medical care.


إِنَّ الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُورِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلَا مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلَا هَادِيَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

Verily all praise is for Allaah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness, and we seek refuge with Allaah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomever Allaah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomever Allaah misguides there is none who can guide him, and I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah Alone, having no partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger.

—  “Khutbatul Hajjah”