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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Maissam Hamoui lives with her family in Aleppo. The war has been a part of family life for more than four years now. As a Red Crescent volunteer and anesthesiologist, Hamoui experiences the tragedy of conflict every day.Read more
During the 2014 Gaza-Israel war, the health system was not sufficiently protected or respected. This affected health workers' ability to save lives. Al-Aqsa hospital was among four hospitals that were shelled, and the ICRC decided to repair the facility.Read more
On 30 June, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N) signed the 'Geneva Call's' Deed of Commitment for the Protection of Children, which aims to reduce the effects of armed conflict on children, in particular the recruitment and use of children in hostilities.Read more
The Burundi Red Cross and the ICRC have been working together to treat people injured in the violence surrounding upcoming elections. Mobile first aid teams were set up across the capital and have taken nearly 600 people to hospital since the end of April. We take a look back over the past few intense weeks with some first-hand accounts.Read more
The World Medical Association, the International Committee of Military Medicine, the International Council of Nurses, and the International Pharmaceutical Federation, representing more than 30 million people from both the military and civilian realms, have adopted the "Ethical Principles of Health Care in Times of Armed Conflict and Other Emergencies.Read more
After a two-year long consultation process with 36 armed groups, the ICRC – as part of the Health Care in Danger initiative – has produced a publication addressing armed groups, calling on them to strengthen their commitment to protect health care.Read more