COVID-19 outbreak brings rising attacks on healthcare workers

July 8, 2020

Death threats, intimidation and violence are a part of doctors reality as a health worker on the front lines of COVID-19 in Yemen, according to an article on the NPR website.

The danger is part of a larger trend of attacks on health workers worldwide. According to Insecurity Insight, there have been more than 400 reported global incidents of COVID-19-related violence affecting healthcare workers and facilities since January.

The data are "considerably understated," according to Leonard Rubenstein, chair of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition and director of Johns Hopkins University's health, conflict and human rights program. 

On April 23 in Mexico, for example, two women were arrested in the beating of a health worker at a bus stop, accusing her of being infected with COVID-19 and putting others at risk.

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