• Short Summary

    A MOBILE HOSPITAL STAFFED BY A TEAM OF RED CROSS DOCTORS AND NURSES IS NOW IN FULL OPERATION IN YEMEN, BRINGING HELP TO THE VICTIMS OF THE CIVIL WAR.

  • Description

    A MOBILE HOSPITAL STAFFED BY A TEAM OF RED CROSS DOCTORS AND NURSES IS NOW IN FULL OPERATION IN YEMEN, BRINGING HELP TO THE VICTIMS OF THE CIVIL WAR.THE 30-MEMBER TEAM, A 50-BED FIELD HOSPITAL AND 30-TONS OF SUPPLIES WERE FLOWN INTO THE YEMEN LAST MONTH.

    THE FILM SHOWS THE LOCATION OF THE HOSPITAL UNIT AT U.G.D., IN THE UNITED NATIONS-CONTROLLED DEMILITARIZED ZONE.MODERN IN EVERY RESPECT, IT IS EQUIPPED WITH A FULL-SCALE OPERATING THATRE, A LABORATORY AND A WARD.IT IS OPERATED UNDER THE TERMS OF THE GENEVA CONVENTION, AND IS PROVIDING TREATMENT FOR BOTH CIVILIAN AND MILITARY PERSONNEL IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER THEY ARE REPUBLICAN OR ROYALIST.

    THE UNIT FLEW FROM GENEVA TO NAJRAN, IN SAUDI ARABIA, AND WITH THE HELP OF THE SAUDI GOVERNMENT ENTERED YEMEN AND MADE A DIFFICULT TWO-DAY JOURNEY ACROSS ALMOST INACCESSIBLE TERRAIN TO U.G.D., USING CAMELS AND DONKEYS.

    NEWS THAT THE MEDICAL TEAM HAD ARRIVED SPREAD QUICKLY, AND WITHIN A FEW DAYS SOME 200 PATIENTS HAD CALLED AT THE HOSPITAL - ABOUT ONE THIRD OF THEM WOMEN.THE TEAM IS NOW TREATING BETWEEN 40 AND 50 CASES EVERY DAY.

    THE RED CROSS IS OPERATING ANOTHER CLINIC, AT THE FORMER ROYAL CAPITAL OF SANAA.THE WORK THERE IS OF A MINOR NATURE BECAUSE OF THE LARGE NUMBER OF MEDICAL PERSONNEL ATTACHED TO UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC FORCES FIGHTING WITH THE YEMENI REPUBLICAN ARMY.

    THE CIVIL WAR IN YEMEN BROKE OUT 15-MONTHS AGO WHEN THE IMAM WAS DEPOSED FOLLOWING A COUP BY ARMY OFFICERS.FIGHTING BETWEEN REPUBLICAN AND ROYALIST FORCES HAS BEEN CONTINUING SINCE.

    A BID BY THE UNITED NATIONS TO HALT FIGHTING AND END OUTSIDE SUPPORT CAME INTO EFFECT ON MAY 4, BUT IN THE MONTHS SINCE THEN THERE HAS BEEN NO EFFECTIVE CEASE-FIRE AND NO WITHDRAW OF AN ESTIMATED 25-THOUSAND U.A.R.TROOPS SENT TO HELP THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3H4Q9ZWZESU48CL28UYNW7CXM
    Media URN:
    VLVA3H4Q9ZWZESU48CL28UYNW7CXM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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