Dispatch - Treating the wounded in Abyan, south Yemen
Earlier this month, an Aden-based ICRC team spent two days in Ja'ar, in Abyan governorate, to treat persons wounded during fighting between Yemeni forces and Ansar Al Sharia.
The delegates and ICRC field officers who made that visit possible also provided medical materials to field health posts operating in the area.
Dr. Ken Barrand, a veteran ICRC surgeon, was part of the team who visited Ja'ar. He speaks about the importance of that visit, the need for the ICRC in Aden and Yemen at large to engage with all parties to the conflict and the issues faced by healthcare workers here.
Fighting is ongoing in Abyan governorate.