Since war broke out in Yemen in March of 2015, Taiz has been the front line between two warring sides. The constant airstrikes and battles in Taiz destroyed numerous homes, separated families, took away innocent lives and displaced even more civilians.
I recently had the difficult task of telling Ian Read, Pfizer’s CEO, that Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is rejecting the company’s offer to donate a significant number of pneumonia vaccine (PCV) doses for the children we serve.
Abu Khalid is an orthopaedic surgeon and director of an MSF-supported hospital in besieged east Aleppo. He left Aleppo on 21 August in the belief that the siege was over, but when it broke days later, he found himself unable to return.