Rural Yemen hospital treats thousands of patients in 2 weeks

The hospital is located in a rural area in Taiz. (AFP/File)
Updated 17 March 2019
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Rural Yemen hospital treats thousands of patients in 2 weeks

  • Hospital performed 79 operations
  • Number of patients is rising

Taiz: A hospital in Yemen that was reopened by the Emirati Red Crescent has treated 3,000 patients in the last two weeks, UAE state news agency WAM reported.  

The Al-Mawasit hospital, that is based in a rural part of Taiz, has treated a range of cases including 79 operations – serious and minor.  

The number of patients seeking treatment at the facility is increasing daily, the director of the hospital Abdul Muqbel Saeed said.


Israel braces for more wildfires as temperatures spike

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Israel braces for more wildfires as temperatures spike

  • Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes on Thursday as fires raged
  • The fires were fueled by high temperatures and dry condition

JERUSALEM: Israel is bracing for renewed wildfires amid a major heat wave that shows no signs of abating.
Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes on Thursday as fires raged, fueled by high temperatures and dry conditions.
The EU ambassador, Emanuele Giaufret, said Israel had asked for international help to combat the fires, and aid was arriving on Friday from Cyprus and Italy.
Plumes of smoke rose from hillsides in the country’s center and south as firefighters worked into the early hours to control the blaze.
The cause of the blaze remains unclear, but it erupted following the Jewish festival of Lag Ba’Omer, which observers mark with bonfires.
A sweltering heat wave is pushing temperatures in parts of the country up to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, or 43 Celsius.