World Vision Statement on Recent Medical Facility Attacks

AMMAN (May 4, 2016) — The increasing attacks on medical facilities in Syria highlight the blatant disregard all parties to the conflict have for international humanitarian law. “Children and families seeking medical assistance have the right to do so in safety and security. The people of Syria have endured more than they can take. The international community must use all diplomatic means at its disposal to ensure these attacks stop, so that children and families can access essential medical and lifesaving care. Protecting children has to be on the top of everyone’s agenda, particularly as leaders meet at the World Humanitarian Summit this month,” said Wynn Flaten, World Vision’s Syria Crisis Response Director.

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