Exposed, Silenced, Attacked

Governments must be held accountable for the deaths of health and essential workers who they have failed to protect from COVID-19. More than 3000 health workers are known to have died from COVID-19 worldwide—a figure which is likely to be a significant underestimate. Alarmingly, Amnesty International documented cases where health workers who raise safety concerns in the context of the COVID-19 response have faced retaliation, ranging from arrest and detention to threats and dismissal.

Read our new report Exposed, Silenced, Attacked: Failures To Protect Health And Essential Workers During the Covid-19 Pandemic