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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What are the main obstacles and challenges to safe access to and provision of health care in conflict for girls, boys, women and men?Read more
Fighting is entering a second month in Yemen and Marco Baldan, the ICRC's chief war surgeon, talks about how health care has becomes one of the first victims of the conflict.Read more
This report is based on 2,398 incidents of violence against health care. The data on those incidents were collected in 11 countries between 2012 and 2014 and analysed by the ICRC.Read more
Health-care workers strive every day to ensure safe access to health care for people in need, in times of conflict and other emergency situations. They should be protected and respected.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