Crafting a Humanitarian Surge to Respond to the War on Ukraine
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has placed an extraordinary burden on civilians and civilian infrastructure. According to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, as of March 20, 2022, 902 civilians have been killed and another 1,459 have been wounded. This casualty rate is likely much higher and will certainly increase as the conflict continues.
Threats to Health Care in Ukraine
Hospitals and health care facilities are sustaining damage as part of Russia‘s bombing. Several apparently deliberate attacks on hospitals have occurred. These attacks, which are war crimes if intentional and without distinction, are a significant humanitarian concern especially in urban settings. At least 43 verified attacks against health care facilities have been documented by the World Health Organization (WHO). For example, on March 9 an attack on a maternity hospital in embattled Mariupol initially killed 3 patients and injured 17. A few days later an injured baby and mother succumbed to their injuries. The Central City Hospital in Vuhledar was targeted on February 24 by a ballistic missile armed with cluster munitions. Four persons were killed and 10, including 6 health care workers, were injured. Cluster munitions are inherently indiscriminate when used in dense urban settings. Their use – like the attacks on health care facilities – may be war crimes.
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