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UN Calls for Medical Protections in War Zones

The United Nations Security Council approved a resolution on Tuesday demanding all parties protect hospitals, health care providers, and medical facilities against violence and be held accountable in case they do not. The adoption followed a series of deadly attacks on hospitals in war zones worldwide. About 30 airstrikes by Syrian government warplanes and helicopter gunships hit rebel-held areas of the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, April 30, killing at least five...

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