Violence against health care must end

Violence against health care must end

 

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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The Problem

Fallujah, Iraq, 13 September 2004. This ambulance was destroyed in an attack, killing the driver, two nurses and the five wounded people it was transporting to hospital.
In conflicts and upheavals worldwide, violence disrupts health-care services when they are needed most. Civilians and fighters die of injuries that they should survive.
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The Problem

Fallujah, Iraq, 13 September 2004. This ambulance was destroyed in an attack, killing the driver, two nurses and the five wounded people it was transporting to hospital.

Towards a solution

The humanitarian situation in the field can be improved if the authorities, weapon bearers, health providers and humanitarians put in place practical solutions.
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Towards a solution