Violence against healthcare

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Violence against healthcare

Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) works in conflict zones around the world, providing impartial medical care to the people who need it most. Under international humanitarian law, it is illegal to target hospitals or other medical units in an armed conflict. Despite this, medical facilities and staff have faced repeated attacks. MSF condemns all violence against healthcare in the strongest terms. On the ground, we have established protocols and procedures designed to keep our staff and patients as safe as possible.

Image shows a hospital worker salvaging medication and equipment after the 2016 Saudi-led coalition airstrike which destroyed the MSF hospital in Abs, Yemen. The airstrike killed 19 people and left thousands of others with no access to healthcare within a three hour drive. 

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