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“Every Clinic is Now on the Frontline” The Impact on Children of Attacks on Health Care in Afghanistan was launched at the United Nations headquarters in New York on March 6, 2017, and highlights how the targeting of medical facilities and personnel in 2015 and 2016 has had devastating impacts on children’s health. Based on field research, the report details attacks on medical facilities and personnel and occupation of medical facilities by parties to the conflict in four provinces (Helmand, Kunduz, Nangarhar, and Wardak), and describes how these attacks and occupations have compounded challenges to children’s health, already exacerbated by the escalation of armed conflict. The report also provides policy recommendations to key stakeholders, including the Government of Afghanistan, Armed Opposition Groups, humanitarian actors, and United Nations agencies to strengthen children’s right to health care.