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World: Safeguarding Healthcare Monthly News Brief - Attacks on healthcare, October 2018

Source: Insecurity Insight Country: Burundi, Colombia, Côte d Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Jordan, Libya, Nauru, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Somalia, South Africa, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, World, Yemen
Threats and violence affecting emergency care Africa South Africa 06 October 2018: In Mthatha town, King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality, two unidentified gunmen hijacked an ambulance with a driver still in it parked outside the Libode Clinic. Hours later, the police found the driver tied up in a forest and the ambulance abandoned nearby. Source:
Sowetan Live Asia The Philippines 02 October 2018: In Polomolok municipality, South Cotabato province, two unidentified gunmen stopped a moving ambulance and shot dead a patient on board after asking for his name. A stay bullet also hit and wounded the driver.
Source: Inquirer Middle-East and North Africa Occupied Palestinian Territories 05 October 2018: In the Gaza Strip, a paramedic was shot and critically injured by the IDF while attending to another victim of IDF shooting. Source: ACLED 27 October 2018: In Jabalia city, Gaza, amid a large-scale aerial attack, Israeli warplanes bombed the Indonesian Hospital with health workers and Medical Emergency Rescue Committee volunteers inside it, damaging several of its rooms, including the intensive care unit, and causing a power shutdown.
Sources: Russia Today and Tempo Syrian Arab Republic 02 October 2018: In Basira town, Deir ez-Zor governorate, a bomb of unknown origin planted under an ambulance exploded and caused damage to the vehicle. Source: SOHR

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