The Syrian regime and its ally Russia have targeted 67 medical facilities in north-west Syria since 26 April 2019, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) reported yesterday.
In a 28-page report, the organisation said the Syrian-Russian alliance are by far the primary perpetrators of attacks against medical facilities in Syria over the last nine years of the civil war.
“After the Security Council’s failure to protect the medical facilities in Syria from brutal Russian bombing, there is no hope for ending these ongoing war crimes except through the establishment of an international civilized humanitarian coalition led by the United States of America, European states, Canada, and Australia that aims to protect civilians and stop the bombing of medical facilities,” Fadel Abdul Ghany, chairman of SNHR, said.
— Syrian Network (@snhr) February 18, 2020
Yesterday, two Syrians working for Oxfam International as aid workers were killed in an attack in the southern Syria governorate of Daraa, the international aid group said in a statement.
We are devastated by the loss of two valued colleagues who were killed as they worked to deliver aid to civilians caught in the Syrian conflict. Our love and thoughts are with their families. Full media statement here: https://t.co/pUxx5uAixD
— Oxfam News Team (@oxfamgbpress) February 19, 2020
Since the start of the Syrian civil war, at least 1,000 humanitarian aid workers have been killed, according to figures compiled by the Syrian Network for Human Rights.
A 9-year civil war in #Syria with 1/2 million dead undermined every international norm in warfare, from targeted bombing of hospitals to the use of chemical weapons. It fueled the largest mass migration since WWII, & the rising tide of right-wing populism https://t.co/d3r8D8xFYC
— Dr. Zaher Sahloul (@sahloul) December 28, 2019