Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Mass destruction of health facilities in Ukraine: Report

International medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reveals in a new report the widespread destruction of health facilities in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s assault.

MSF has warned the warring countries to uphold “international humanitarian law and their obligations to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure”.

“Despite requests to work on both sides of the frontline, MSF is only able to operate in areas under Ukrainian control, and our observations are limited to those areas,” MSF said in a statement.

“The use of landmines is widespread in frontline areas, but to see them placed in medical facilities is shocking: a remarkable act of inhumanity. It sends a clear message to those who come in search of medicines or treatments: hospitals are not a safe place”, says Vincenzo Porpiglia, Project Coordinator for MSF activities in the Donetsk region.

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