SANAA, Yemen (AP) — In a story on July 26 about Yemen's dialysis centers reaching a breaking point, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Doctors Without Borders said import restrictions in Yemen are caused by the Saudi-led coalition waging war on Yemen's Shiite rebels. While rights groups have attributed Yemen's blockade to the coalition, the group has not directly linked the import restrictions to the coalition.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Aid group: Yemen's dialysis centers at a 'breaking point'
Doctors Without Borders: Thousands of Yemenis needing dialysis in trouble as treatment centers face 'breaking point'
By AHMED AL-HAJ
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders is warning that thousands of Yemeni patients in need of dialysis face a life-threatening satiation after their treatment centers have been pushed to a "breaking point" because of the ongoing conflict.
The group, also known by its French acronym MSF, said on Tuesday that Yemeni dialysis centers are struggling with supplies amid import restrictions.
Rights groups have previously blamed Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels known as Houthis, for imposing a blockade on Yemen's entry points, including the airport in the capital, Sanaa.
William Turner, MSF's chief in Yemen says those with kidney failure "are at a critical moment."
Adel Al-Hagami, head of the Dialysis Treatment Centre in a Sanaa hospital, says patients who can't get their weekly dialysis treatment "will die."