Threats and violence affecting emergency care
06 October 2018: In Mthatha town, King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality, two unidentified gunmen hijacked an ambulance with a driver still in it parked outside the Libode Clinic. Hours later, the police found the driver tied up in a forest and the ambulance abandoned nearby. Source:
02 October 2018: In Polomolok municipality, South Cotabato province, two unidentified gunmen stopped a moving ambulance and shot dead a patient on board after asking for his name. A stay bullet also hit and wounded the driver.
Middle-East and North Africa
Occupied Palestinian Territories
05 October 2018: In the Gaza Strip, a paramedic was shot and critically injured by the IDF while attending to another victim of IDF shooting. Source: ACLED
27 October 2018: In Jabalia city, Gaza, amid a large-scale aerial attack, Israeli warplanes bombed the Indonesian Hospital with health workers and Medical Emergency Rescue Committee volunteers inside it, damaging several of its rooms, including the intensive care unit, and causing a power shutdown.
Sources: Russia Today and Tempo
Syrian Arab Republic
02 October 2018: In Basira town, Deir ez-Zor governorate, a bomb of unknown origin planted under an ambulance exploded and caused damage to the vehicle. Source: SOHR