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Health workers saving lives in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are #NotATarget

19 August 2017 – Despite condemnation from WHO and health partners, attacks on health care in the Eastern Mediterranean have not decreased this year over last. In the first 3 months of 2017, more than 152 attacks on health care were reported from 9 countries in the Region, compared to 57 attacks during the same time in 2016. Behind these startling figures are real lives and real people. Every day, health workers in conflict settings face remarkable dangers and difficulties to provide care to those who need it most. 

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