The World Health Organization has reported at least 162 attacks on health care in Ukraine since the start of Russia's invasion, the agency tweeted on Thursday.
“Attacks on health care violate international law and endanger lives. Health workers, hospitals, and ambulances should NEVER be targets,” the WHO wrote.
The attacks occurred between February 24 and April 16, causing 52 injuries and 73 deaths, according to the WHO. They targeted health facilities, transport, personnel, patients, supplies and warehouses.
Dr. Hans Henri Kluge, the WHO regional director for Europe, said the WHO has been working to ensure medical and health supplies reach cities and towns across Ukraine despite the attacks.
“Peace is the only way forward. I again call on the Russian Federation to stop the war,” said WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.