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
For more information, please see:
- Statement by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition on conflict in Gaza
- Intervention at the WHO Executive Board calling on WHO to develop and implement methods for systematic collection of data on attacks on health facilities, workers, and transport and patients in conflict areas.