Impunity Remains: Attacks on Health Care in 23 Countries in Conflict

“This report documents attacks against vaccination workers, paramedics, nurses, doctors, midwives, patients, community volunteers, and drivers and guards, in violation of longstanding human rights and humanitarian law norms to protect and respect health care in conflict. Apart from the immediate human suffering they cause, attacks deprive populations of access to health care and jeopardize the achievement of the WHO’s goals for universal health coverage. This sixth report by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition focuses on attacks on health care in conflict, defined by the WHO as “any act of verbal or physical violence, threat of violence or other psychological violence, or obstruction that interferes with the availability, access and delivery of curative and/or preventive health services.”  

pp. 23, 24, 29, 34, 35, 46, 47

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