Violence against health care must end

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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In many war-torn countries, ambulances or hospitals are directly targeted, resulting in death or injury to health-care staff and patients. Health workers are often harassed or threatened by fighters, but can also be victims of killing, kidnapping or robbery. The wounded and the sick are regularly reported to be the victims of death or injury, harassment and intimidation.