The World Well being Group (WHO) has confirmed not less than 43 assaults on well being care services and sufferers in Ukraine since Russia invaded.
“For the reason that starting of the battle in Ukraine, WHO has verified 43 assaults on well being care,” WHO Director-Common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated in a press convention Wednesday.
The director basic stated the WHO has supplied medical gear and can be deploying 20 emergency medical groups to the nation. The WHO has additionally opened a area workplace in Poland to assist Ukrainian refugees.
Ghebreyesus stated monetary constraints have constricted the group’s capacity to look after Ukrainians. This comes because the U.S. has given $8 million of the $57.5 million the WHO has requested to maintain offering help.
“Large quantities of cash are being spent on weapons. We ask donors to put money into guaranteeing that civilians in Ukraine and refugees obtain the care they want,” he stated.
The director-general stated 300 well being care services are within the battle space or managed by Russia, whereas 600 extra are near the battle traces.
“WHO condemns all assaults on well being care, wherever they happen,” he added earlier than itemizing different international locations which have seen well being care assaults in current days.
The director basic stated 89 assaults on well being care services and sufferers have occurred throughout the globe because the starting of 2022.
Different international locations in addition to Ukraine the place the assaults have occurred embrace Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Nigeria, Palestine, Sudan and the Syria.
In whole, 35 folks have been killed and 53 folks have been injured within the 89 assaults.
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