Syria

Kurdish Red Crescent paramedic shot dead at Al-Hol Camp
11 January 2022: In Al-Hol town, Al-Hasakah district and governorate, ISIS members equipped with silenced weapons shot dead a Kurdish Red Crescent paramedic at the Al-Hol Camp, after they managed to enter the service checkpoint with fake identities. Sources: SOHR and Twitter Return to Syria home page 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.