Red Cross Reports Rising Violence against Civilian Centers Such as Churches, Mosques, Schools, Hospitals

red-cross-report-280The International Red Cross is raising concerns over how hospitals, houses of worship, and schools are being affected by violent conflicts around the world, particularly in Syria, other parts of the Middle East, and Africa. The organization said armed groups are now occupying these spaces, including churches and mosques, making civilians there targets for opposing forces. The president of the Red Cross called it one of the most worrisome trends in the past year.