09:23 27 May 2023

Russian forces have carried out over 900 attacks on Ukraine's health facilities during full-scale war – WHO

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Russia has conducted over 900 attacks against Ukrainian medical institutions since the beginning of the full-scale war.

At least 97 people were killed during these attacks, the latest World Health Organization data shows.

Of the 967 total attacks, 868 of them impacted medical facilities, In total, strikes on health care in Ukraine have resulted in at least 97 deaths and 126 injuries since February 25, 2022, the statement says. 

Russia's attack on a medical facility in Dnipro city on Friday is not yet included in the WHO data or death toll, as it takes more time.  The most recent attack on health care in Ukraine that WHO records occurred on May 7, 2023, and impacted a mobile clinic.

WHO condemns all acts of violence against healthcare. These attacks not only kill and maim but also deprive people of urgently needed care, endanger healthcare providers, and undermine health systems, WHO spokesperson Dr. Margaret Harris said in a statement to CNN. 

She added that attacks on medical workers, patients, transport, supplies, and medical facilities are a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and human rights law. They should be stopped immediately, Harris said.

We call for an immediate cessation of all activities that endanger the lives of health care workers and patients or impede delivery of essential health services, she stressed.

Russian forces attacked the Dnipropetrovsk region with missiles and drones at night on May 26.

In the afternoon, they shelled a medical facility and a veterinary clinic in Dnipro, after which a fire broke out. Private and apartment buildings, as well as residents' cars, were damaged.

The number of victims has already increased to 32 civilians, including two children, 3 and 6 years old. A fire broke out with a total area of ​​1.2 thousand square meters, and it has now been extinguished.


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