The doctors and nurses are deeply concerned that the numbers of deaths and injuries of civilians, doctors, nurses and humanitarian workers continues to grow.
They condemn any destruction of healthcare facilities, vehicles and other infrastructure and resources required to maintain human health and life.
They remind all parties to comply with international law and insist that their healthcare colleagues are protected to deliver impartial healthcare, and that the facilities, vehicles and infrastructure required to support human health and medical work are restored, adequately resourced and protected.
Deliberate actions must be taken to protect civilians of all nations from escalating threats to their health and to address their urgent health needs. This must include the safe provision, distribution and protection of sufficient nutrition, water, sanitation, shelter, and medical supplies for all people.
Emergency doctors and nurses across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand stand in solidarity with colleagues on the frontlines in conflict zones who risk their own lives to provide vital healthcare in severely under resourced and dangerous environments.

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) President Dr Stephen Gourley.
College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) President Dr Wayne Varndell.
New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) President Anne Daniels/ Kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku.
College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand (CENNZ) Chairperson Lauren Miller.