International community criticised over Syria bombing

The international community has been too slow to condemn the bombing of hospitals and health facilities in Syria, the World Medical Association said today.

Welcoming the United Nations Security Council resolution demanding a 30-day cease fire in Syria, WMA President Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura, said there had been a systematic attempt to target health care facilities in Syria.

‘The recent bombing of hospitals has been a humanitarian outrage. Too often the international community is ignoring these attacks until it is too late. We can no longer stand by and watch such a human catastrophe unfold. Those responsible for these attacks must be identified and held accountable for their horrific actions.

‘Patients, doctors and nurses need and deserve protection from the world’s governments. At the moment they are being failed by the international community, despite the UN Security Council resolution condemning attacks against medical facilities and personnel in conflict situations, which was co-sponsored by more than 80 Member States’.

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