Dangerous Places

Across the Middle East, Doctors Are Being Killed Like Never Before

“The attacks have grown so numerous and alarming that several U.N. Security Council members have begun discussions on a draft resolution condemning such attacks and highlighting the need for combatants to observe long-standing legal obligations to leave them in peace. ‘We felt that by highlighting the issue it might bring some pressure to bear’ on the perpetrators, said New Zealand’s U.N. ambassador, Gerard van Bohemen, who is spearheading the effort. He said that international law governing conduct in armed conflict is clear. ‘There is a requirement not to attack health care facilities, and it’s not being complied with.’”

Source: Across the Middle East, Doctors Are Being Killed Like Never Before | Foreign Policy

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