WHO confirms additional attacks on Ukraine health care

WHO confirms additional attacks on Ukraine health care

Guys use sheets of plywood to include home windows of a medical center subsequent shelling, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Zhytomyr, Ukraine March 2, 2022. REUTERS/Viacheslav Ratynskyi/File Picture

GENEVA, March 7 (Reuters) – The Planet Health and fitness Organization (WHO) has verified 7 assaults on overall health treatment infrastructure in Ukraine given that the start out of a Russian invasion on Feb. 24, up from four the preceding working day, the U.N. agency said in an emailed response to Reuters on Monday.

“As of 7 March, 9 verified incidents of assaults on overall health care in Ukraine have been posted on the Surveillance Procedure of Assaults on Health care (SSA), seven with “Confirmed” certainty degree, and two with “feasible” certainty degree,” a WHO formal reported in an email, referring to its database. That was up from 4 verified assaults on the WHO web page the previous working day.

WHO director-common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Twitter on Sunday that “many” attacks had occurred, devoid of offering specifics, introducing they ended up a violation of global humanitarian law. read extra

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The WHO formal gave no details on the perpetrators considering the fact that its surveillance technique has no mandate to gather info on them.

Six of the 7 confirmed assaults included large weaponry, the databases showed. A person involved person weapons, these kinds of as grenades or improvised explosive units, on an ambulance on Feb. 26. The verified assaults together triggered six deaths and 12 injuries.

“They (health and fitness amenities) are safeguarded by the global humanitarian law but it is still going on once again,” Francesco Rocca, president of the Global Federation of Pink Cross and Purple Crescent Societies instructed journalists on Monday. “This is pretty sad.”

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Reporting by Emma Farge
Enhancing by Gareth Jones and Bernadette Baum

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