The right of the wounded and sick to receive timely medical care and be protected from attack is spelt out under international humanitarian law. Yet in Syria and elsewhere, intimidation of health workers and attacks on medical facilities are taking place regardless.
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, ICRC Director of Operations Pierre Krähenbühl recently briefed Members of Parliament and of the House of Lords at Westminster. He described the ICRC's activities in Syria, now the organization’s largest operation in budgetary terms. He also discussed the changing nature of modern conflict and the challenges it presents for humanitarians working in conflict zones.
Events in the UK and Ireland
A moving and challenging collection of photographs portraying the female experience of conflict over the last two decades.
Drawing on the newly revised ICRC Professional Standards for Protection Work, we seek to engage an audience of professionals in a dialogue around both failed and successful attempts at monitoring protection work over the past decade, and what lessons must be drawn from them. Also streamed live online.