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Health Coalition's Report 'Impunity Must End' Finds Doctors And Hospitals In Middle East Under Frequent Attack

There were 108 attacks reported at hospitals and health facilities throughout Syria in 2016 alone, a report from the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition says.

This is just one of the many troubling statistics in the report “Impunity Must End”, which highlights attacks on health care in conflict zones across the globe.

The coalition argues doctors have been murdered, ambulances turned into car bombs and hospitals blown up with little to no repercussions.

Susannah Sirkin is the Director of International Policy and Partnerships at Physicians for Human Rights, one of the partner organizations in the coalition. She explains why health care workers are targeted and what steps need to be taken to protect them.

An NPR article reported health workers were attacked in 23 different countries last year.

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Chris joined Capital Public Radio’s “Insight with Beth Ruyak” in September 2016, booking a wide variety of guests, developing questions and producing music elements for the program.  Read Full Bio 

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