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The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition found there were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports, and patients in 23 countries in conflict last year. At least 167 health workers died and at least 710 were injured. Read our report and join us to advocate for protection of health workers in conflict around the world.
Physician for Human Right’s director of policy, Susannah Sirkin, addressed the UN Security Council on July 30, 2019, demanding that the Secretary-General launch an immediate investigation into recent attacks on health care in Idlib and northwestern Syria in violation of protection agreements. From March 2011 through July 2019, PHR corroborated 578 attacks on at least 350 separate facilities and documented the killing of 890 medical personnel.
The Executive Summary of our new report "Impunity Remains: Attacks on Health Care in 23 Countries in Conflict in 2018" is now available in French.
Press release: New report out now! In 2018 there were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports, and patients in 23 countries in conflict around the world. At least 167 health workers died, and at least 710 were injured as a result of these attacks.