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Health care facilities in the ATO zone

International law restricts the use of authorised weapons and warfare methods: it is prohibited to attack and to bombard undefended towns, housing and buildings and, in particular, hospitals, if those buildings are not used for military purposes. It is also prohibited to employ weapons, missiles, material and methods of warfare which may cause excessive harm or unnecessary suffering.
According to data of the World Health Organisation data, during the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine a total of 32 medical institutions were put fully out of operation, another 17 were damaged yet continue to function.

Date of publication: September 2016

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