An airstrike hits the Abs hospital in Hajjah, Yemen, and kills at least 11 people, and injures 24. The strike kills a Médecins Sans Frontier staff member. The Saudi-led coalition carrying out airstrikes in Yemen says it is aware of the hospital strike and will look into it. MSF is still surveying the damage in the area and will launch its own internal investigation into the incident.
An angry crowd attacks an Ebola treatment center in Macenta, around 425 km (265 miles) southeast of Guinea’s capital Conakry. The crowd accused staff of bringing the disease to the town. Medecins Sans Frontieres spokesman:
We have evacuated all our staff and closed the treatment center. We have the full support of the local leaders and we’re working with the authorities to try and resolve this problem as quickly as possible so we can start treating people again.
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is awarded the Peace Prize for providing emergency humanitarian aid in areas of conflict.
In recognition of the organization’s pioneering humanitarian work on several continents.
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