Under international humanitarian law, health facilities are neutral grounds during war and conflict and should be spared from attacks or violence. But since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, health care facilities have suffered bombardments and attacks, injuring and killing patients and health care workers.
Between Nov. 2017 and Feb. 2018 in Eastern Ghouta, out of 26 reported attacks affecting health care, 9 were considered verified. More than half of the verified attacks were on health care facilities providing trauma care.
Two health centers from 11 PHC are running by @Alseeraj.Syria were targeted by airplanes and destroyed some parts of it.
A large proportion of the attacks were through aerial bombardment. A total of 600 people were killed during this period, and 2500 civilians were wounded, based on verified incidents.
All 26 health centers (PHC and hospitals) in the districts of Eastern Ghouta have been attacked at least once, while nine of the big hospitals have experienced more than five attacks in the same period. Data revealed zero attacks in hospitals in the areas which control by Syrian regime in Damascus, Homs, Lattakia and Tartous.