Health Workers

World Humanitarian Day: WHO honours health workers, calls for their protection

Friday, August 14, 2015
Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, WHO is drawing attention to continued attacks on health staff and health facilities. In 2014 alone, WHO received reports of 372 attacks in 32 countries on health workers, resulting in 603 deaths and 958 injuries, while similar incidents have been recorded this year.

South Sudan: Patients dying after fighting compels medical staff to leave hospital

Friday, July 10, 2015
In South Sudan, a hospital in Upper Nile State supported by an ICRC surgical team was caught in the crossfire of heavy fighting in Kodok. As a direct result, two people -one of whom was a patient- were killed and 11 people injured. The hospital sustained material damage and because of the dangers of the in-close fighting, doctors and nurses left the hospital.

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