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01:07, 18 March 2018 Sunday
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Turkish Red Crescent opens hospital in Yemen
Turkish Red Crescent opens hospital in Yemen

Yemeni health minister thanks Turkey for supporting country

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Turkish Red Crescent opened a 50-bed hospital in Yemen's Aden city on Tuesday.

The hospital has an emergency unit, surgical theatre, anesthesia room and intensive care unit.

Yemen’s health minister and Turkish Red Crescent officials participated in an opening ceremony.

Health Minister Nasir Baum said the Turkish people has sided with them from the beginning of the country’s crisis.

"We thank and appreciate all brotherly Turkish people, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan being in the first place, for Turkey's aid and continuous support for Yemeni people in every field," Naum said.

Naum said there was a fully-fledged dialysis center near the hospital, also established by Turkey.

Yemen has remained dogged by violence and chaos since 2014, when Houthi group overran much of the country, including capital Sanaa.

The conflict escalated in 2015 when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a devastating air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi military gains.

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