"Direct attacks" against medical staff and patients "must end"

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A nurse taking care of an infant child in an incubator at the Al-Sabeen Hospital in Sana'a. Hospitals and clinics in Yemen have been paralyzed by the war: they have either been attacked, run out of medical supplies and fuel or the medical staff have been forced to flee. Photo: UNICEF/Mohamed Yasin

The "systematic destruction" of medical facilities, staff and patients during conflict is a violation of international law that "must end".

That's according to the UN Secretary General, briefing the Security Council on Tuesday.

Ban Ki-moon was speaking after members unanimously adopted a wide-ranging resolution condemning attacks on health facilities and workers during armed conflict.

Matthew Wells reports.

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