WHO deplores attack on Al-Jala Hospital in Benghazi

WHO Head-Quater in Geneva, Switzerland. Copyright : WHO/Pierre Virot

The World Health Organization (WHO) strongly condemned the armed attack occurred on the 25th December in Al Jala Hospital in Benghazi, Libya, which caused panic to the patients, health workers, and damage to the infrastructure of the hospital.

“Al Jala Trauma hospital is working under extreme pressure with limited supplies and resources to save lives and provide medical services to the whole East of Libya. Repeated attacks will lead to closure of this important hospital , add to the suffering of Libyan people, and further deprive the already limited access they have to medical care” WHO said in a statement Wednesday.

WHO urged all parties to observe International Humanitarian Law, and respect the safety and neutrality of health workers and health facilities.

“Tragedies like this should be avoided by taking all necessary precautionary measures, and perpetrators must be brought to justice.: WHO indicated.

Armed men opened fire inside the hospital because hey were denied entry to it.

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