Violence against health care (I)

IRRC No. 889

The problem and the law

Violence against health care (I)

Patients and health-care personnel alike face extraordinary risks in today's armed conflicts and other emergencies. Part I of this thematic issue 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. Part II will focus on the legal, operational or policy measures that can be taken to improve access to medical care in volatile contexts.

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