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.

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    Tabib: Protection of health care hits the big screen

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    Health and the Law of Armed Conflict

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  • Evaluating mechanisms for investigating attacks on healthcare

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    Safeguarding health-care services: Will academia take up the challenge?

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  • Protecting health care in armed conflicts : legal challenges

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  • RT @PMaurerICRC: Conflict is destroying #Yemen's health care system, leaving many thousands without life-saving treatment, including those…
  • RT @ICRC_ye: Thousands of #Yemenis live with renal failure; their survival depends on access to uninterrupted reliable and safe treatment.…
  • RT @ICRC_sy: Alarming news from #Syria. We’re receiving reports of multiple medical facilities targeted in #Hama and #Idleb. With the major…
  • Syria conflict: Air strike cripples underground hospital - https://t.co/S1GpmCPOFJ

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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2018

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