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Story ideas for Wednesday 22nd July 2015

July 20, 2015 Posted in : International affairs, Ireland, MSF, Yeman

Story Idea: Yemen: A war on civilians?
Expert: Jane Ann McKenna (Expert in International Affairs & Humanitarian Aid) Director, Médecins Sans Frontières.          
The Hook: A brutal war is taking a heavy toll on the people of Yemen- where thousands have been injured or killed since March of this year. Relentless airstrikes and shelling have destroyed residential areas, market places and hospitals. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is one of the only international organisations still in Yemen and since March has treated more than 4,000 war-wounded. André Heller Perache, Head of Mission in Yemen, will be in Dublin to describe his experience of leading MSF’s emergency response to this under-reported but severe humanitarian crisis.

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