341 attacks on the healthcare system: the UHC team continues to document the crimes of the Russian army

Russian troops have been purposefully and indiscriminately attacking Ukrainian healthcare facilities for more than a year. As of March 16, 2023, Russian forces have carried out 341 attacks on medical facilities in Ukraine. As a result of these attacks, 243 hospitals were damaged, and 34 were completely destroyed. The same medical facilities can be attacked […]

At Least 707 Attacks on Health Care in Ukraine During One Year of Russia’s Assault on Civilians: Report

Landmark investigation documents Russia’s brutal violence against Ukrainian hospitals and health workers, pointing to likely war crimes and potential crimes against humanity.  FEBRUARY 21, 2023 KYIV/NEW YORK – 707 violent attacks on hospitals, health workers, and other medical infrastructure devastated Ukraine’s health system during the first year since the Russian Federation’s full-scale invasion, according to […]

How Russia Destroyed Healthcare In Mariupol: A Report by the Ukrainian Healthcare Center

Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the UHC team has been documenting and collecting evidence regarding attacks on medical facilities. In a new analytical report, UHC experts analyzed how the Russian military destroyed the medical infrastructure of Mariupol. This document covers the period from the outbreak of the […]

NGOs Call on New UN Commission to Investigate Russia’s Bombardment of Ukrainian Hospitals

In a new joint submission to the United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine (IICIU), four independent NGOs call on the Commission to investigate the ongoing attacks on hospitals and health workers in Ukraine perpetrated by Russian forces, which are flagrant violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.   The four organizations – Ukrainian Healthcare […]