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Syria: Monitoring Violence against Health Care - Summary Report, December 2016

Monthly Summary Report for incidents reported to the Health Cluster Turkey Hub related to health.


Generally the number of reported attacks on health care during December 2016 was less compared to last 6 months before that’s due to a ceasefire has taken place during this month. A total of sixteen incidents were reported. Three were verified and 13 are in the process of verification. Of the verified attacks 3 health care structures and 1 ambulance went temporarily or permanently of service. 1 happened in Aleppo, 1in Idleb and 1 in Rural Damascus governorate. Aleppo with 1 hospital attacked as well as 1 ambulance. In Idleb a hospital, 1 PHC was attacked in Rural Damascus. Collectively, the attacks resulted in the killing of at least 3 people, for the first time no caualties were verified among health workers, and wounding at least 3 others, more numbers are on the process of verification.

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World Health Organization
Original Publication Date: 
01 Jan 2017
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Humanitarian Update
Human Rights and IHL
Syria: Crisis 2011-2021