Attacks on Health Facilities, Staff, Patients
Lack of Monitoring, Protection, Justice Impede Access
Providing or seeking health care in a conflict zone is a perilous undertaking. Every year health workers are kidnapped, threatened, tortured, and killed. Hospitals and clinics are targeted and bombed. Patients are shot. In Syria alone, 187 health facilities have been attacked since March 2011, and 615 health workers were killed—141 of them by torture and execution.
by Aanjalie Collure and Leonard Rubenstein
Health Workers, Patients Under Attack
Expand Monitoring, Strengthen Protections