Health professionals, facilities, and patients are regularly targeted by violence and restrictive legislation in situations of conflict and civil unrest, according to an online, interactive world map of attacks on health published today by PHR.
PHR welcomed the U.S. Navy’s decision not to discharge a nurse for refusing to force-feed detainees on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.
Deliberate attacks on hospitals and health care professionals in Syria persist despite three United Nations resolutions aimed at protecting civilians and new hopes of relief following recent international pledges of aid to Syrians in need, according to an online map of attacks on health PHR updated today.
PHR is alarmed by new reports of chemical barrel bomb attacks in the Syrian village of Sarmin and calls on the UN Security Council to conduct an inquiry.
Deliberate and indiscriminate attacks have decimated the ranks of health professionals and devastated the medical infrastructure in Syria, exacerbating a humanitarian crisis.