Pakistan: 2014 Essay Competition
The annual ICRC essay competition is open to university students, medical practitioners, staff associated with think tanks, journalists and staff/volunteers of humanitarian organizations.
Where: Islamabad, Pakistan
Violence against health care: social and humanitarian implications
Violence, both actual and threatened, against wounded and sick, and against health care facilities and personnel, is one of the most crucial yet overlooked humanitarian issues of today. In conflicts and upheavals all over the world, violence disrupts health care services at the moment when they are needed most. Injured die when they ought to survive because they are prevented from receiving the timely medical assistance to which they have a right.
The role of Government and other organizations like the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), National Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, NGOs and Civil Defence mechanisms, etc. cannot be over-looked in alleviating such situations.
For more details on ICRC’s campaign on health care in danger.