Attacks

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 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.

Syria: Report Documents War Wounded and War Dead in MSF-Supported Medical Facilities in Syria

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
A new report presents a documented analysis of the medical and humanitarian consequences of the intensification of the military campaign in 2015, based on medical reports and data from 70 clinics and hospitals in Syria supported by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

The Syrian Government Is Systematically Targeting Hospitals With Airstrikes

Friday, August 21, 2015
The Syrian government has been attacking hospitals across the war-torn country with alarming regularity. Although such attacks are banned under the Geneva Convention, Fadel Abdul Ghani of the Syrian Network for Human Rights said the attacks on hospitals are a “systematic and widespread strategy” employed by the government.

Responding to Assaults on Health Care in the Middle East

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The conflicts and political crises in the Middle East have brought anguish, suffering, and severe declines in health to people throughout the region. The most catastrophic case by far is Syria, where more than a million people have experienced traumatic injuries, once-rare infectious diseases have returned, chronic disease goes untreated, and the health system has collapsed.

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