World Health Organisation confirms 26 hospitals in Ukraine were attacked
WHO: At least 26 Ukraine health facilities attacked since Russian invasion began
11 March 2022 reported by Axios
State of play: The organization has deemed two other attacks as “possible.” It also found that at least 12 people have died as a result of the attacks and 34 more have been injured since Feb. 24.
- WHO said that the attacks included one on a children’s hospital in Mariupol, which also housed a maternity ward.
What they’re saying: “WHO strongly condemns these attacks,” the organization said in a statement
- “Attacks on health care violate international law and endanger lives. Even in times of conflict, we must protect the sanctity and safety of health care, a fundamental human right,” WHO said earlier this week, per The Washington Post.
The big picture: People too sick to leave Ukraine’s hospitals have been sheltering in beds and on mattresses in hospital basements, despite evacuation orders in the country, Axios’ Tina Reed reports.