77 Healthcare Workers Injured in Occupied Palestinian Lands in First 7 Months of 2023

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The UN official Lynn Hastings said on Saturday, 19 August 2023 that at least 77 healthcare workers were injured and 30 ambulances got damaged in occupied Palestinian territories in the first seven months of 2023.

In a statement marking World Humanitarian Day Lynn Hastings humanitarian coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, stated thousands of “first responders” are involved in the effort to try and help about 2.1 million Palestinians who need humanitarian assistance.

She said humanitarians are working to assist the most vulnerable Palestinians and their commitment to helping others in times of crisis is “unwavering.”

“Medical teams venture into dangerous areas amid gunfire and bombing to treat the injured; in the first seven months of 2023, upwards of 70 health care workers were injured, and 30 ambulances damaged,” she said.

Source: UN

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