UN Security Council demands protection of hospitals in war zones

United Nations (United States) (AFP) –


The UN Security Council on Tuesday demanded that all warring parties protect hospitals and clinics, in a resolution that draws attention to the worrying rise in attacks on medical workers in war zones worldwide.

Less than a week after air strikes on a hospital in the Syrian battleground city of Aleppo killed at least 30 people, the council unanimously adopted the measure that strongly condemned the targeting of health facilities and recalled that such attacks are war crimes.