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WHO condemns attacks on healthcare workers in Yemen

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2914 (Published 28 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2914
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The World Health Organization director general, Margaret Chan, has urged the warring parties in Yemen to stop attacking health workers and health facilities.

Chan said that the conflict, which has been going on for 10 weeks, had seen widespread violations of international humanitarian law and the Geneva Convention for the protection of health facilities, staff, and patients.

“Health infrastructure continues to be hit, with attacks …

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