Attacks on medical facilities "shocking hallmark" of Syria crisis

Health workers vaccinate a child in a medical centre in Al-Radwanieh village, rural Aleppo. Photo: UNICEF/ Al-Issa

Direct targeting of medical facilities and staff has become a "shocking hallmark" of the Syrian conflict.

That's according to an international human rights expert, citing figures which show that more than 700 health workers have been killed since fighting broke out in March 2011.

At a press conference in Geneva on Monday, a Syrian doctor also appealed for greater protection and an end to attacks.

Dianne Penn reports.

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