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On May 3, 2016, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2286 condemning attacks on medical facilities and personnel in situations of armed conflict. According to the press release, the resolution was co-sponsored by more than eighty UN member states and was adopted unanimously by the fifteen-member Council. The resolution demands an end to impunity for those responsible for attacks on protected medical personnel and facilities. According to reports, the resolution came in response to a number of recent attacks on medical facilities and personnel in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Sudan. Before the resolution was adopted, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the presidents of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) briefed the Security Council on recent violations. They reiterated that medical personnel and facilities are protected under international law and it is a war crime to intentionally target them. The resolution called on all parties to respect the special status of humanitarian operations, in particular states’ obligations under the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977 and 2005, and also under international human rights law. The resolution also calls upon all states to facilitate safe passage for medical and humanitarian personnel in conflict zones. Following adoption of the resolution, Secretary-General Ban said, “[T]he Council and all Member States must do more than condemn such attacks. They must use every ounce of influence to press parties to respect their obligations.”