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Attacks On Medical Facilities Worldwide Killed Nearly 960 People In 2014-15, WHO Report Says

Associated Press: WHO: Nearly 960 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years
“Nearly 960 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday that highlighted an alarming disrespect for the protection of health care in war by both governments and armed groups…” (5/26).

Reuters: Nearly 1,000 killed in attacks on health workers in 2014-15 — WHO
“…The United Nations agency documented 594 attacks resulting in 959 deaths and 1,561 injuries in 19 countries with emergencies between January 2014 and December 2015. Syria, torn by civil war since 2011, had the most attacks on hospitals, ambulances, patients, and medical workers, accounting for 352 deaths. The Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank, as well as Iraq, Pakistan, and Libya, followed…” (Nebehay, 5/26).

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