Attacks on medical facilities becoming "new norm" in conflict

Joanne Liu, President Médecins Sans Frontières, Doctors without borders UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Attacks against hospitals and health workers are becoming a "new norm" in conflict, the head of one of the world's top humanitarian organizations told the Security Council on Wednesday.

The Council met to debate the need to ensure protection for healthcare during wartime.

From Syria and Yemen to Afghanistan, South Sudan, Pakistan and beyond, hospitals, health care workers and the people they treat have become targets during conflict.

Dianne Penn reports.

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