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 Norwegian Red Cross, the ICRC and the Chatham House present their respective observations, based on studies on access to health care and armed groups, during a panel debate hosted by the Norwegian Red Cross on 26 June in Oslo.Read more
In the second half of September, SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) hosted the "Health Care in Danger - an issue for our times" exhibition. SHAPE is the Headquarters of Allied Command Operations (ACO), one of NATO's two strategic military commands. It is located close to the Belgian city of Mons.Read more
A seminar aimed at identifying best practices to improve access to essential health services during peace support operations recently brought together 17 experts from 11 southern African countries.Read more
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
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