UKRAINE. Pisky. 22 February 2022. A school destroyed during the fighting. MSF has been working in eastern Ukraine for the last eight years, trying to improve access to health care for remote, conflict-affected populations.
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Mariupol hospital attack

We are horrified to hear reports that a hospital complex including a maternity ward in Mariupol was struck in an attack yesterday.

While we can’t confirm that this was a targeted attack, we know from our staff that houses and hospitals have been damaged during the fighting over the past few days. With active shelling, gunfights and aerial bombardment in Mariupol ongoing, seeking health care has become increasingly hard, especially so for expecting mothers and elderly people who are limited in their movements.

UKRAINE, Mariupol. 24 February 2022. Burning civilian houses were hit by a rocket. MSF has been working in eastern Ukraine for the last eight years, trying to improve access to health care for remote, conflict-affected populations.
UKRAINE, Mariupol. 24 February 2022. Burning civilian houses were hit by a rocket. MSF has been working in eastern Ukraine for the last eight years, trying to improve access to health care for remote, conflict-affected populations. 
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Attacks on health structures destroy what little capacity is left to treat urgent cases. In a city, where the health system is close to collapse, depriving people of much-needed health care is a violation of the laws of war.

People in Mariupol have been living through days of siege in agonizing conditions, and every new attack on civilian infrastructure adds to their utter desperation. It is imperative that civilians and civilian infrastructure including health facilities be spared from attacks, and people’s right to seek health care and safety guaranteed.

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