The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) identified 20 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Yemen in 2021, a marked decrease from 2020, when 81 incidents were documented. Seven health facilities were damaged or destroyed by explosive weapons use and six health workers were injured in these incidents.
Half of all documented incidents of violence against health care in Yemen in 2021 reported the use of explosive weapons. Both Saudi-led coalition forces and non-state armed groups, including Houthi rebels, have been named as perpetrators of these incidents.
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