Attack on healthcare is a violation of international law

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Attack on healthcare is a violation of international law

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, claims that Russia targeted hospitals in its attacks on Ukraine, “Attack on health services is a violation of international human rights law.” evaluated as.

Speaking at the press conference, WHO Director-General Ghebreyesus touched upon the allegations that some health buildings in Ukraine were damaged during the Russia-Ukraine war.

Stating that WHO is concerned about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Ghebreyesus noted that reports reached the organization that hospitals were targeted in the conflicts last week.

Sharing the information that WHO is currently examining the reports in question, Ghebreyesus said, “The impartiality and sanctity of health services, especially health workers, health facilities, patients and access to health care should be protected.” he said.

Referring to the Ukraine-Russia war anonymously, Ghebreyesus said, “Attack on health services is a violation of international human rights law.” used the expressions.

Noting that the WHO’s first aid convoy will arrive in Poland tomorrow to provide health services to the refugees who left the country due to the attacks in Ukraine, Ghebreyesus said, “A security corridor should be established so that humanitarian aid workers in the region can provide safe and permanent access to people in need.” said.

WHO Spokesperson Christian Lindmeier, in his speech at the press conference at the United Nations (UN) Geneva Office, called for not targeting healthcare workers and hospitals in Ukraine.


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