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Ukraine as the second Syria?

MedExpress Team


Published April 6, 2022 14:21

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On April 7, we celebrate World Health Day. The holiday established by the WHO will this time dominate the dramatic stories of attacks on hospitals, their patients and employees. With over 80 attacks on medical facilities and 12 million people in need of help in Ukraine, the war across our eastern border increasingly resembles the crisis that the Syrians have been facing for 11 years.

This year's World Health Day takes place in tragic circumstances. In recent weeks, WHO has recorded 82 attacks on Ukrainian hospitals. Among them, the bombing of the Mariupol maternity hospital, whose images spread all over the world. But in the shadow of the events in Ukraine, other, no less dramatic, stories take place. After 11 years of war in Syria, we can see the full scale of suffering brought to the civilian population by years of war and life under constant threat.

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