Violence against patients and health-care workers is one of the most crucial yet overlooked humanitarian issues today. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement runs a global campaign aiming to improve security and delivery of impartial and efficient health care in armed conflict and other emergencies.
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More needs to be done to protect health-care workers" says Pascal Hundt, Head of the Assistance Division at ICRC. The latest newsletter of the Health Care in Danger project features a variety of articles, news about the project, a field case study and a discussion between health care experts.Read more
Patients and health-care personnel alike face extraordinary risks in today’s armed conflicts and other emergencies. This issue of the International Review focuses on patterns of attacks against health care, based on results from health-related data collection and field studies. It also outlines the legal and ethical frameworks applicable to the provision of health care.Read more
Are you wondering what State obligations are during armed conflict? Are you a health-care worker curious about your rights and responsibilities in such situations? Are you an academic eager to use interactive learning tools, or a policy-maker or humanitarian worker? Then the new e-learning module called “The legal framework” is what you are looking for.Read more
For many injured and sick people in Bangui, access to medical care has become very difficult. Julien Columeau, an ICRC delegate who spent four months in the country, describes the extreme challenges of evacuating people in need of treatment to hospital. In the Central African Republic, as in other conflict zones, reaching hospital safely is a matter of life and death.Read more
Health Care in Danger is an ICRC-led project of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement aimed at improving the efficiency and delivery of effective and impartial health care in armed conflict and other emergencies. Pierre Gentile, the head of the project, speaks about the objectives, challenges and the way forward.Read more