Video: Libya war-wounded evacuation
Date Published: 21/04/2011 11:35
This video takes you onboard the latest MSF evacuation boat as it rescues 64 seriously wounded patients and 45 others from fighting in Misrata, Libya.
Dr. Morten Rostrup said: "With the latest heavy bombardments in Misrata, the situation is worsening as hospitals have to discharge patients before their treatment is completed in order to treat those wounded by fighting. Many of the injured cannot even access medical facilities without further risking their life.”
Read the full Libya evacuation press release here.
The MSF team also assessed the situation in a camp near Misrata’s port, where thousands of migrants had taken refuge. These people have also been evacuated. Watch a video of the camp.
“What we have seen is that these people live in extremely difficult conditions, lacking proper shelter and food,” said Dr. Rostrup. “They are desperate to go back to their home countries.”