• Focus on

    03/05/2021

    Health-care providers, patients suffer thousands of attacks in the last 5 years, ICRC data shows

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  • Focus on

    06/11/2020

    COVID-19 SPECIAL

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  • Focus on

    19/04/2021

    Launch of the City’s Assessment for Mass Casualty Emergency Response (CAMERA) tool

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Attacks against health-care workers, hospitals and ambulances disrupt health-care services, often to a point of no return, depriving people of life-saving treatment. Violence against health care must end.

Experience

FOCUS ON LEBANON

Ein el-Helweh is the biggest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. Measuring just one square kilometre, it is home to as many as 70,000 people, including Palestinian refugees from Syria and smaller numbers of Syrian refugees and Lebanese nationals.

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The HCiD initiative at a glance

2011
  • A mandate from the international community

    December 2011 : Resolution 5 on health care in danger is adopted at the 31st International Conference.

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  • Gathering experts to find solutions together

    April 2012 : Those involved in the Health Care in Danger project start a consultation process with experts and practitioners around the world to find ways to protect health-care services.

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  • Promoting the way forward

    November 2013 : The first recommendations and measures for protecting health-care services are published. The report shows ways forward for ambulances at risk.

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  • Fostering diplomatic engagement

    December 2014 : The UN adopts four resolutions on protecting health-care services in armed conflict.

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  • Promoting respect for health-care ethics

    June 2015 : Common ethical principles of health care adopted by four major health organizations.

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  • Keeping up the momentum

    December 2015 : Health Care in Danger is a key topic at the 32nd International Conference.

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  • Launching of the new HCiD strategy 20-22

    January 2019 :

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2022