Violence against patients and health-care workers is one of the most crucial yet overlooked humanitarian issues today. The Health Care in Danger project is a Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement initiative aiming to improve security and delivery of impartial and efficient health care in armed conflict and other emergencies.
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The winner of the Health Care in Danger (HCID) special award for the Arma 3 contest is ROBJ2210, who developed a civilian air rescue operation. Launched by the ICRC and Bohemia Interactive in April 2014, the HCID special award aims to promote respect for health-care personnel and facilities within the virtual reality of combat simulation.Read more
Taher, Luay Al Zarou and Ayoub Idris performed live in front of a cheering crowd in a youth art competition, held by the ICRC and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society in Hebron. Their winning rap song highlights the risks that health workers take during armed conflicts.Read more
The injured have the right to protection and must have access to the health care they need.Read more
This publication presents a number of recommendations for States – legislative measures and procedures in particular – to help them implement those aspects of international law that protect the provision of health care during conflicts and other emergencies.Read more
The module introduces health-care personnel to the principles underpinning ethical considerations when working in conflict situations and other emergencies. Using an engaging multimedia interface, the module presents various dilemmas that medical personnel face every day.Read more
Health Care in Danger is an ICRC-led project of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement aimed at improving the efficiency and delivery of effective and impartial health care in armed conflict and other emergencies. Pierre Gentile, the head of the project, speaks about the objectives, challenges and the way forward.Read more