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TARGETED ATTACKS ON MEDICAL FACILITIES IN SYRIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 230: tabled on 15 June 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with very great concern the ongoing targeting of medical facilities in Syria by airstrikes carried out by the Russian Air Force and by Assad regime forces; further notes that doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, patients and civilians have been killed in huge numbers as a result of these barbaric and unjustifiable attacks; notes that these attacks make it much more difficult for Syrian civilians to access essential healthcare within their own country; observes that schools and other civilian infrastructure have also been targeted, leading to loss of life among teachers and children; further observes that these attacks are very accurate and that the targeting of civilian infrastructure is deliberate; notes that this contravenes international law and the rules of warfare, including the Geneva Conventions which call for parties to conflict to take action to ensure the safety of medical teams operating in warzones; condemns in the strongest possible terms the deliberate targeting of medical facilities and medical workers; calls on the Russian government to respect the Geneva Conventions, to which it is a State Party, and immediately desist from targeting attacks at civilians, the wounded or at those carrying out medical or humanitarian work; and calls on the Government to do all it can to support medics and humanitarian organisations operating in Syria and to protect healthcare workers and civilians.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2016
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2016
Blyth Valley
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 June 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Foyle
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
North East Fife
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 29 June 2016
North Down
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2016
Mansfield
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2016
Midlothian

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.