Attacks on health care have hit 2 conflict-ridden regions this week.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Butembo Ebola Treatment Center—closed after a violent attack last Wednesday—reopened Saturday, under the management of the country’s health ministry, the WHO, and UNICEF, according to the ministry’s latest situation report.
DRC’s Ebola outbreak has expanded, killing a patient in the 1-million person trade hub of Butembo. Cases are also mounting in Beni, that patient’s hometown, where violent attacks against medical staff and care facilities have raised further concern, CIDRAP reports.
Attacks on healthcare services are a cruel reality of today's violent conflicts.
Despite a 2016 UN Resolution protecting health professionals from attacks and threats, modern anti-terror laws in many states are misused to cast healthcare as a form of support to the enemy, leaving providers vulnerable to prosecution.
A 21-year-old paramedic was killed Friday, shot in the back by Israeli forces while trying to reach injured demonstrators near Israel's perimeter fence.
Attacks on health care killed nearly 400 patients and health workers in 2017 across 23 countries—and that’s likely a vast underestimate, found the latest report by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.
In the midst of the raging Syrian war, researchers set out to systematically document debilitating attacks on healthcare that highlight “the failure of condemnation by the international community,” the authors wrote. Using a mobile field reporting system led by the Syrian…
Conditions in East Aleppo are worse than outsiders can imagine, writes Abu Khalid, an orthopedic surgeon and director of an MSF-supported hospital there. Supplies and food are scarce, and Khalid says doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about which patients…
Even hospitals tucked deep inside mountain bunkers cannot escape the powerful “bunker-buster” bombs being used by Russian and Syrian government forces.