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Health care in conflict: war still has rules

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Denouncing attacks on health-care facilities and personnel in conflict situations, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2286 in May, 2016. Addressing the Council, then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, condemned military actions leading to destruction of health-care facilities as war crimes, and called on Member States to honour their obligations to protect health-care workers and patients in conflict saying “even war has rules”.

The role of human rights in the protection of the medical mission

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Special Rapporteur on the right to health for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) spoke at a side event on September 12, 2017 at the Human Rights Council and emphasized that attacks on and interference with health care constitute one of the primary impediments to the realization of the right to health.

Health Workers and Facilities in 23 Conflict-Ridden Countries Attacked with Impunity in 2016

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
New report from the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition shows the extent and intensity of violence against health workers globally remains alarmingly high and calls on the UN Security Council and countries to take concrete steps toward preventing attacks and ending impunity.

Report: Palestinians Injured in Gaza During Israeli Offensive Receive Deficient Health Care

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
A new report by Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHRI), a member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, analyzes the deteriorated state of the health system in Gaza through the lens of Palestinians who were injured during the recent war and, as a result, underwent amputation.

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