The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that more than 700 attacks were carried out against Ukraine’s health services in the 10-month war between Russia and Ukraine.
Representative of the World Health Organization in Ukraine d. Jarno Habicht gave an assessment to journalists at the weekly press conference of the United Nations Office at Geneva.
Noting that the risk of disease has increased in Ukraine due to worsening winter conditions, Habicht warned that this situation threatens the mental health of millions.
“Since February 24, WHO has confirmed more than 700 attacks on healthcare facilities, supplies, transportation and other vehicles, injuring or killing healthcare workers and patients,” Habicht said. This is a clear violation of international law. Health should never be the goal.” Use the phrase.
He explained that Russia bombed places where civilians live in Ukraine and targeted energy fields, noting that the power outages caused major disturbances in hospitals and health services.
More than two thousand tons of medical equipment from the WHO aid to Ukraine
“The lack of water means that hospitals cannot provide basic health services to people.” Habisht said, noting that as a result of the ongoing war, colds and other types of diseases will increase.
Noting that the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia is also affecting people’s mental health, Habit said that, according to the World Health Organization, nearly 10 million Ukrainians suffer from mental disorders for reasons ranging from anxiety and stress to more serious causes.
Habicht reports that the World Health Organization has supplied Ukraine with more than 2,000 tons of medical supplies since the start of the war on 24 February.
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