WHO, UNICEF Directors Release Statement Deploring Attacks On Health Care Facilities, Workers In Syria
UNICEF: Statement by Margaret Chan, WHO director general, and Anthony Lake, UNICEF executive director, on attacks on medical facilities and personnel in Syria
In this joint statement, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake say, “Attacks on [medical personnel] and on health facilities and the denial of health care services as well as medical equipment and supplies anywhere in Syria, are not only a blatant violation of International Humanitarian Law, but deprive families and communities of essential health care when they need it most. UNICEF and WHO urge all parties to the conflict to end all attacks on health facilities, personnel, and ambulances, and to allow the provision of health services to the many innocent civilians in desperate need” (4/29).
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