Health Care, Humanitarian Aid Workers Continue To Face Attacks, U.N. Security Council Hears

Associated Press: Red Cross says health and aid workers face unabated attacks
“Health and humanitarian workers in war zones are facing unabated and increasing attacks ‘and the impact on civilians is nothing but catastrophic,’ the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday. Peter Maurer told an informal Security Council meeting that three years after the council adopted a landmark resolution urging all countries to take action to prevent violence and threats against medical and aid workers, ‘the evidence of meaningful change on the ground is scarce’…” (Lederer, 4/1).

The Telegraph: U.N. urged to act as research shows nearly 1,000 attacks on health workers in 2018
“New figures presented to the United Nations Security Council show there were nearly 1,000 attacks on health care last year. The annual figures, produced by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition and presented to members of the Security Council on April 1, show that hospitals have been subjected to airstrikes, clinics have been torched, and patients assaulted. In total there were 951 attacks on health facilities in 23 countries. The figures show that 156 health workers were killed and more than 700 were injured. And more than 100 health facilities were forced to suspend operations or close…” (Gulland, 4/1).

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