Health Care in Danger Report: The Untold Suffering

Monday, April 20, 2015
“An airstrike destroys the paediatric and premature baby section of a hospital killing, among others, five babies and three mothers. A health-care centre occupied by security forces for days, preventing patients’ access to medical treatment. A clearly marked ambulance misused for an arrest operation. A doctor threatened not to treat wounded combatants of an armed group”. The data on these and other incidents were collected by the ICRC in 11 countries from January 2012 to December 2014 and published in a report, uncovering the untold suffering that violence against health care is causing to thousands.

In the DRC, Maternity too Often Means Mortality

Monday, February 9, 2015
Routine violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has severely weakened the health system. Clinics are in disarray and many medical workers have left or refuse to work in hot zones. Pregnant women are one of the vulnerable groups swept up in the tumult, and the country has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world.

Suicide Attack Kills 16 at Medical Clinic in Afghanistan

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
A suicide bomber killed four NATO service members, 10 civilians and two police officers at a medical clinic in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said. The attack took place amid deteriorating security as most soldiers from International Security Assistance Force — the NATO-run international force — prepare to leave the country after 12 years of war against the Taliban.