Violence against patients and health-care workers is one of the most crucial yet overlooked humanitarian issues of today. Read more about the ICRC's worldwide Health Care in Danger project

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Colombia: health care in danger - insights series

Four decades of conflict in southern Colombia have made health care a rare commodity on the Rio Caguan. An ICRC delegate explains his work taking mobile health clinics along the river to thousands of villagers who would otherwise be cut off from medical care.

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