Health care in danger: Violent incidents affecting the delivery of health care
January 2012 to December 2013
04-04-2014 Publication Ref. 4196
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From January 2012 to December 2013, ICRC documented 1,809 incidents of assaults or threats against patients, health-care personnel, ambulances or medical facilities. Although it is probably only the tip of the iceberg of all the violence affecting health care worldwide, the ICRC report allows seeing some alarming trends and underlines the emergency to protect the medical mission.