UN urges to stop attacks on hospitals, medical personnel

NEW YORK, May 04 (MNA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded to stop the attacks on hospitals and medical personnel in war zones, actions he described as shameful and unjustifiable.

At a meeting of the UN Security Council on the issue, the diplomat complained that too often these events are repeated in countries such as Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Such attacks must end. When so-called surgical strikes end up hitting surgical wards, something is deeply wrong, Ban told the council, which adopted a resolution against these actions.

According to Ban, any explanation given to the parents who are forced to bury their children and to the communities that are close to collapse is empty and without basis.

The Secretary-General condemned that hospitals and medical personnel were target of military actions.

During his intervention, he regretted the recent bombing that destroyed a hospital in Aleppo, Syria, those carried out by the coalition led by Saudi Arabia in Yemen and by the United States in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

 

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