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Yemen hospitals overwhelmed by rising number of war-wounded

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The international group Doctors Without Borders says it has treated more than 10,000 war-wounded in Yemen and that aid groups are being overwhelmed by the country's massive humanitarian needs.


   Thierry Goffeau, coordinator of the group in the port city of Aden, said Monday that crowded hospitals were forced at times to turn away patients.


   He says surgeons of the group, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, treated dozens of shelling and sniper fire victims at Aden's Sadaka Hospital every day.


   Goffeau says he's worked in many hotspots but that the situation in Yemen was "by far" the most difficult.

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