2021 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Factsheet
The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) identified 57 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in Syria in 2021, compared to 121 incidents in 2020. In these incidents 45 health workers were injured, 13 were killed, 16 were arrested, and 12 health facilities were damaged.
Over a third of all reported incidents resulted in health workers being killed or injured. In total, 45 health workers were injured and 13 killed in 2021 during attacks on health facilities or pharmacies. In three separate incidents in Aleppo and Hama governorates five health workers were killed and 19 injured after explosives hit their hospital. Additionally, three volunteer health workers were injured nd one killed in two separate double-tap strikes after they were hit by targeted strikes while providing treatment to victims of previous attacks in Idlib and Aleppo governorates. June was a particularly deadly month, with 15 health workers injured and five killed by firearms, shelling, and missile strikes in three separate incidents in Aleppo, Daraa, and Hama governorates. Report the full report here. Download the data
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