Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ambulances in Syria deliberately and repeatedly targeted as part of war tactics

Public Release: 27-Nov-2018
'Weaponization of healthcare' aims to destabilize, intimidate, demoralize, say researchers

Half of the ambulances targeted sustained serious damage and/or had to be withdrawn from service, the findings show.

Now in its eighth year, the Syrian conflict has taken a heavy toll on medical facilities and health professionals from airstrikes, bombings, shootings, kidnappings and lootings.

This is despite the fact that healthcare facilities and the ambulances servicing them are protected under International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Conventions, and the UN resolution 2286, passed in 2016, condemning attacks on medical facilities and staff.


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