200 attacks

There have been, according to data published in PLOS Medicine, 200 health care-related attacks in the governorates of Aleppo, Idleb, Homs and Hama, Syria. Over 2016 that averages out to more than one attack every other day, according the the researcher, from the University of California.

In the attacks her team analyzed, 112 health-care staff and 185 patients died. As a result of the attacks, eight clinics and hospitals were permanently closed and another 41 health-care facilities closed temporarily. The majority of attacks occurred via aerial bombing.

Deliberately bombing a medical facility is a violation of humanitarian law.

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