Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition

Press Release: 2018 a Year of Dangerous Attacks on Health Workers, Facilities

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Press release: New report out now! In 2018 there were at least 973 attacks on health workers, health facilities, health transports, and patients in 23 countries in conflict around the world. At least 167 health workers died, and at least 710 were injured as a result of these attacks.

Urgent Action Needed to Avert Humanitarian and Health Catastrophe in Yemen

Monday, December 17, 2018
Three and a half years of conflict in Yemen have led to the near total collapse of the country’s health system. More than half of health facilities are no longer functional and 16.4 million people do not have access to adequate health services. This advocacy brief by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition highlights how attacks on health workers, facilities, and infrastructure—at least 40 this year—have contributed to the cholera outbreak and famine-like conditions and provides recommendations for the parties to conflict, the UN Security Council, and others to avert humanitarian and health catastrophe.

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.

HRC33 Side Event Summary: “Doctors under Attack: Systematic Violations of Medical Impartiality in Yemen, Syria, and Egypt”

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Coalition member Defenders for Medical Impartiality organized a panel event in September, “Doctors under Attack: Systematic Violations of Medical Impartiality in Yemen, Syria, and Egypt,” held in parallel to the 33rd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC).

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.

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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