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Other persons protected under international humanitarian law

Protected persons in wartime are all those who benefit from protection under treaty-based and customary international humanitarian law. These persons are specifically the sick, wounded, shipwrecked, prisoners and civilians not taking direct part in the hostilities, but the law also covers others such as medical and religious personnel, humanitarian workers and civil defence staff. Read full overview


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    Journalists are often the first to expose the reality of war and the suffering of vulnerable people. But media workers are also targets. What can humanitarians do to help keep them safe — and get the story out?

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