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.

  • Yemen: patients in dire need in ruined hospitals

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  • ICRC calls for immediate and simultaneous lifting of all sieges across Syria

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  • Joint statement on the protection of health care

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    Protecting the delivery of health care: Steps ahead

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  • New resource available for doctors working in situation of violence

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The HCiD PROJECT 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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2016

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