Humanitarian Health Action

Tracking attacks on health workers – Don’t let them go unnoticed

December 2016 -- In the early hours of 3 October, rockets slammed into a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing at least 14 health workers and injuring 37. An MSF clinic in the southern Yemen city of Taiz was bombed on 2 December, injuring 9 people, including 2 MSF staff. Since 2012, almost 60% of hospitals in Syria have been partially or completely destroyed, and more than half of the country’s health workers have fled or been killed.

Health in Afghanistan:WHO supports health services in Kunduz – access remains restricted

Kabul 7 October 2015 – In close coordination with the Ministry of Public Health and partners, WHO works to ensure that essential medical equipment and supplies reach Kunduz province. A medical team of doctors, nurses, anaesthesiologists and surgeons arrived at the military hospital in Kunduz on Monday and are providing health services. WHO also sent a trauma kit containing essential medicines and supplies for 100 surgeries to the Kunduz Regional Hospital.