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U.N. Member States Must Hold Perpetrators Of Attacks On Health Workers Accountable

The Lancet: Accountability is key for protecting health workers
Editorial Board

“…Although there is general agreement that the weaponization of health workers and humanitarian abuses have become an unacceptable new normal, the international response, in particular the course taken by the Security Council, has been wholly inadequate. … The civil war [in Syria], in its seventh year, continues to devastate the people of Syria. Where there has been admonishment, there must now be accountability. Member states must enforce the resolution, local operators and NGOs responsible for accurate reporting on attacks must be supported, and the perpetrators must be punished. Unprecedented as the situation in Syria has been, the unabated attacks on health workers are a profound erosion of international humanitarian law. Without accountability in Syria, there is no accountability anywhere” (9/30).

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