ICRC urges concrete steps to protect health care in conflict

26 September 2014

Last year, an ICRC team reached Dammaj, a town in northern Yemen, to deliver medical supplies and evacuate 164 casualties. This was an example of the need to respect medical personnel and facilities so they can save lives.

Our Health Care in Danger project seeks better protection for carers, patients and health facilities in conflicts and emergencies. A high-level panel meeting organized by the ICRC and WHO in New York on 25 September on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly discussed measures that governments can take to ensure the safe delivery of impartial health services.