The facility was empty at the time because it had not yet received any cholera patients.
The charity said the facility's roof clearly identified it as a medical center and that its coordinates had been given to the coalition.
"With only half of health facilities in Yemen fully functional, almost 10 million people in acute need, and an anticipated outbreak of cholera, the CTC had been built to save lives".
"A newly constructed cholera treatment center run by MSF in Abs (a district in Yemen's northwestern province of Hajjah), was hit by an airstrike Monday at approximately 5:40 a.m. local time", the global medical humanitarian organization said in a statement. MSF has temporarily frozen its activities in Abs until the safety of its staff and patients is guaranteed, in line with security protocol. The Saudi coalition has routinely struck hospitals and clinics throughout their three-year war on Yemen, and they have destroyed MSF-supported facilities on many occasions.
"CTC had been built to save lives", Martins pointed out, as the country is bracing itself for another outbreak of cholera.
The conflict has killed almost 10,000 people and wounded more than 55,000, according to the World Health Organization. With only half of health facilities in Yemen fully functional, almost 10 million people in acute need, and an anticipated outbreak of cholera, the CTC had been built to save lives.
The coalition has been launching deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement since 2015 in an attempt to restore power to the fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. Since then more than 5,500 civilians have been killed and over 9,000 injured as of the end of 2017, according to the UN.
A spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition was not immediately available for comment. The US and United Kingdom have also faced harsh criticism for selling weapons to the coalition, which are then used against civilians.