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Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition

Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition

ICN is a founding member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.  The purpose of the Coalition is to promote respect for international humanitarian and human rights laws that relate to the safety and security of health facilities, health workers, ambulances and patients ensuring they are safe and secure during periods of armed conflict or civil violence.  Through this effort, the Coalition promotes the effective functioning of health services, the protection of health infrastructure, and the safety of health workers during periods of armed conflict

The Coalition promotes effective functioning of health services, protection of health infrastructure, and safety of health workers during periods of armed conflict.  Its objectives include:            

-         Strengthening international mechanisms

-         Increasing evidence on dynamics of attacks

-         Developing practical strategies for protection

-         Increasing accountability for violators of international law

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 01:00