Health emergency in Ukraine and refugee-receiving and -hosting countries, stemming from the Russian Federation’s aggression

Year

2023

UN Body

World Health Organization

Session

76

Symbol

WHA76/8

Agenda Item

152

Country Concerned

Russia

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • This resolution adopted by the World Health Assembly condemns Russia's continued aggression against Ukraine and its impact on the health situation in Ukraine.

Main Sponsors

Ukraine

Vote

Yes - 80, No - 9, Abstain - 52, Absent - 35

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Decided:"
  • "(1) to condemn in the strongest terms the Russian Federation’s continued aggression against Ukraine, including attacks on health care facilities documented via the WHO’s Surveillance System for Attacks on Health Care (SSA), as well as widespread attacks on civilians and critical civilian infrastructure that have led to heavy casualties, and hampered access to health care."
  • "(2) to express serious concerns over the continued health emergency in Ukraine and refugee-receiving and -hosting countries, triggered by the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine, as well as the wider than regional health and humanitarian impacts including, inter alia, significant numbers of refugees fleeing Ukraine, the risks of radiological, biological and chemical events and hazards, and the exacerbation of an already significant global food security crisis."
  • "(4) to urge the Russian Federation to immediately cease any attacks on hospitals and other health care facilities, and fully respect and protect all medical personnel and humanitarian personnel engaged in medical duties, their means of transport and equipment, the sick and wounded, civilians, health and humanitarian aid workers, and health care systems."

Full Vote

  • Yes80

    • Albania
    • Andorra
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Bahamas
    • Belgium
    • Belize
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Bulgaria
    • Cambodia
    • Canada
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Dominican Republic
    • Ecuador
    • Estonia
    • Fiji
    • Finland
    • France
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Guatemala
    • Haiti
    • Iceland
    • Indonesia
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Jamaica
    • Japan
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Maldives
    • Malta
    • Marshall Islands
    • Mauritius
    • Mexico
    • Monaco
    • Montenegro
    • Nepal
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Macedonia
    • Norway
    • Panama
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • South Korea
    • Moldova
    • Romania
    • Samoa
    • San Marino
    • Singapore
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Thailand
    • East Timor
    • Tonga
    • Tuvalu
    • Turkey
    • Ukraine
    • United Kingdom
    • United States
    • Uruguay
    • Vanuatu
  • No9

    • Algeria
    • Belarus
    • China
    • Cuba
    • North Korea
    • Laos
    • Nicaragua
    • Russia
    • Syria
  • Abstain52

    • Bahrain
    • Bangladesh
    • Barbados
    • Bhutan
    • Bolivia
    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Brunei
    • Burundi
    • Cameroon
    • Chad
    • Congo
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • Swaziland
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Ghana
    • Guinea Bissau
    • India
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Jordan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kenya
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Malaysia
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Mongolia
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Nigeria
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Senegal
    • Solomon Islands
    • South Africa
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sudan
    • Togo
    • Tunisia
    • Uganda
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Tanzania
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vietnam
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe
  • Absent35

    • Angola
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Armenia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Benin
    • Burkina Faso
    • Cape Verde
    • Ivory Coast
    • Democratic Republic of Congo
    • Djibouti
    • Eritrea
    • Grenada
    • Guinea
    • Guyana
    • Honduras
    • Hungary
    • Kiribati
    • Kuwait
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Morocco
    • Nauru
    • Niger
    • Palau
    • Rwanda
    • St. Kitts and Nevis
    • St. Lucia
    • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Serbia
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Tajikistan
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Turkmenistan