Health care in danger: Military assistance in facilitating safe access to health care
12-12-2013 Photo gallery
Even in situations of armed conflict, in the middle of a war or during a violent upheaval, it is still possible to ensure that the wounded and sick receive timely access to health care. Over the years, the role of the military has often been ambivalent in terms of facilitating access to health care, sometimes preventing access altogether, thus affecting the well-being of thousands of people around the world. An ICRC workshop held in Australia considered ways in which the military can take concrete measures to facilitate safe access to medical care, thereby ensuring impartial treatment of the sick and wounded.