• Somalia, 2012. Ambulance being redirected at military checkpoint.
    • Somalia, 2012. Ambulance being redirected at military checkpoint.
      © ICRC / A. Liohn
  • Russia, 1942. Medical care on the front line.
    • Russia, 1942. Medical care on the front line.
      © ICRC / Ria Novosti
  • Israel and the occupied territories, 2011. Palestine Red Crescent paramedics tending to the wounded.
  • Thailand, 1980. Evacuating the wounded after their villages on the border with Viet Nam had been shelled.
  • El Salvador, 1987.An evacuation during the Salvadoran civil war.
  • Afghanistan, 2010. Taxis are used to take people to hospital when there is no ambulance service.
  • Rwanda, 1994. An ICRC field hospital set up to treat survivors of the genocide.
  • Pakistan, 2009. Field surgical hospital for people wounded during the fighting in the region.
  • Syria, 2012. Surgeons at work in a private residence doubling as a makeshift hospital.
  • Haiti, 2009. This twenty-five-year-old Red Cross volunteer was shot in the mouth while working in a violent shanty town. Undeterred, he continues to work in that shanty town, helping to evacuate the sick.
  • Afghanistan, 2010. It took four days for this mother to reach one of the few hospitals where her child, suffering from severe diarrhoea, could be treated. The condition of the child had worsened considerably by the time they reached the hospital.

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