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Updated December 6, 2018
| Dataset date: Jan 1, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
This dataset updates: Every year
The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition found that attacks on health care occurred in 23 countries in conflict in 2017. The sheer number of countries and the intensity of attacks on health facilities, health workers, ambulances, and patients are staggering.
Attacks on health care include any act of verbal or physical violence, obstruction, or threat of violence that interferes with the availability, access, and delivery of curative and/or preventive health services.
The data has been collected from a wide variety of sources. These include incidents reported in the Safeguarding Healthcare Monthly News Briefs and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND); incident reports supplied to the SHCC by Médecins Sans Frontières, the Syrian American Medical Society and the World Health Organisation; reports from other UN agencies, including the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; independent NGOs; and media reports.