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Leonard Rubenstein. a lawyer who directs a program on human rights, health and conflict at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins. says there were a staggering number of assaults on health care facilities in 2016.

“The international community says it wants to stop this and then does nothing to implement its own recommendations,” he says. “These attacks go on.”

Rubenstein is the editor of a new report called “Impunity Must End” about aggression against health facilities and health workers globally last year. Syria is definitely the most dangerous place to practice medicine “in terms of the intensity and impact of the attacks,” according to the report. The authors say at least 108 Syrian hospitals were hit in 2016, “most by Syrian government and Russian forces.”

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