Research Shows Higher Number Of Attacks On Health Facilities In Syria Than Previously Estimated

NPR: Sheer Number Of Attacks On Health Facilities In Syria Shocks Researcher
“…The data, which appears Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, shows a total of 200 health care-related attacks in the governorates of Aleppo, Idlib, Homs, and Hama. [Rohini Haar, a public health researcher at the University of California, Berkeley,] and her team focused on these provinces because they include large, historically rebel-held cities — Idlib and Aleppo — that had already sustained a lot of violence. Over 2016 that averages out to more than one attack every other day, says Haar. … Although the new data exceeds other estimates of attacks on health care in northern Syria in 2016, Haar still thinks her results underestimate the total violence against medical facilities and workers…” (Wilhelm, 4/24).