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Health Facilities Attacked In 19 Countries During 2015, 2016, Report Says

Associated Press: New report says health facilities attacked in 19 countries
“Deliberate or indiscriminate attacks have decimated health facilities, killed medical workers and patients, and deprived countless civilians of care in 19 countries during 2015 and the first three months of 2016, a coalition of more than 30 health and humanitarian organizations said in a new report released Monday. The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition said the attacks took place from Colombia across Africa and the Middle East to Asia, including Pakistan, Myanmar, and Thailand…” (Lederer, 5/23).

Associated Press: Hospitals a deadly target in Middle East conflicts
“…Facilities have been struck in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, and South Sudan. The attacks have turned the universally recognized symbol of the Red Cross, which is supposed to offer protection and safety, into a deadly target and have exposed the failure of the international community to prevent and punish such crimes…” (El Deeb/Danilova, 5/23).

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