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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.

The UN Security Council Should Take Immediate Action to Protect Health Workers and Health Care in Conflict Around the World

Thursday, September 22, 2016
The coalition urges the United Nations Security Council in its upcoming briefing to take three immediate steps to implement Resolution 2286 and protect health workers and services in conflict.

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.

World Humanitarian Summit Side Event: Strategies for Ending Attacks on Health Workers, Facilities and Patients

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
This event will address a wide spectrum of strategies to prevent attacks from occurring and to end impunity for them. The session will be moderated by Leonard Rubenstein, chair of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Welcomes Passage of UN Resolution Condemning Attacks on Health

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition welcomes a new resolution by the UN Security Council condemning attacks on health workers and facilities. The value of the resolution will be determined by whether states adhere to international norms, develop strategies to prevent attacks, and bring perpetrators of attacks to justice.

Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Urges the Government of Turkey to Stop Denying Civilians Access to Medical Services

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Curfews and other restrictions on civilian movement imposed by the Government of Turkey have blocked ambulance transport and prevented wounded and sick civilians from obtaining emergency health and rescue services. As a result, people in need of urgent medical attention have sometimes been trapped in buildings, and many have died.

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