DARAA: Iranian militia and Syria Arab Army move to retake city
24 August 2021: Pro-Iranian militia and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) units have moved to take Deraa city, in southern Syria from Opposition Armed Groups (OAG) currently entrenched in the city, following a two month siege, during which the majority of the 50,000 citizens have fled the town, as food and medicine became scarce. Despite taking […] more

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2021 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Report
The SHCC identified 121 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Syria in 2020, compared to 147 such incidents in 2019. In these incidents health facilities were damaged and destroyed, health workers were killed and injured, and ambulances were damaged and destroyed.

In north-west Syria health care facilities have been destroyed and damaged during airstrikes by Syrian or Russian forces and many others have been forced to close or suspend care due to prevalent threats. In February 2020, in just one week three hospitals were bombed whilst another five were forced to close due to bombing or shelling. Health workers were also killed and injured during aerial bombings and shelling by Syrian or Russian forces.

Across the country, health workers have also been physically assaulted, injured and arrested by Syrian regime forces in government-held areas as well as by various armed opposition groups in northern Syria. Data

Our Global Interactive Map on Threats and Violence against Health Care provides access to continuously updated information on violence against health care in conflict and related to COVID-19.