150 years after the adoption of the original Geneva Convention to protect the wounded on the battlefield, violence against patients and healthcare workers remains a major problem. Blatant disrespect for the neutral status of medical facilities, transport and personnel is all too common in places such as Syria, Gaza or South Sudan. The ICRC’s Health Care in Danger Project aims to protect healthcare workers by making access to healthcare in situations of armed violence more secure. Their latest video raises awareness about international humanitarian law, including the rules that protect patients and healthcare workers.
ICN’s advocacy work to protect healthcare workers and lobby for other key issues can be found on our advocacy page.
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