NZ leads call to end hospital strikes

  • 04/05/2016

New Zealand has led the UN Security Council in adopting a resolution calling for an end to attacks on hospitals in conflict zones.

The resolution urges all countries to bring those responsible to justice.

"Today the Council has spoken with one voice to deliver a firm response to this growing global problem," says Gerard van Bohemen, New Zealand's ambassador to the UN.

"We are shining a light on behaviour that's becoming all too prevalent, but should just not be happening."

The resolution follows a bombing of a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo that killed more than 50 people last week, and a separate attack on another hospital in the city yesterday that killed at least four people.