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18 Jun 2013 description

18-06-2013 Feature

The right of the wounded and sick to receive timely medical care and be protected from attack is spelt out under international humanitarian law. Yet in Syria and elsewhere, intimidation of health workers and attacks on medical facilities are taking place regardless.

10 May 2013 description

The law says hospitals, ambulances and health-care workers must be protected and should never be targeted as they carry out their regular duties. This is often far from the reality. Worldwide, the lack of safe access to health care is causing untold suffering to millions of people.

Through the voices of doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and patients, this film shows the human cost of violence against health-care workers and facilities. It also highlights how medical, military and humanitarian organisations are coming together to find new approaches and new solutions.

10 May 2013 description

Le droit prévoit que les hôpitaux, les ambulances et les personnels de santé doivent être protégés et ne jamais être pris pour cible dans l’accomplissement de leur mission. La réalité est souvent très différente. Partout dans le monde, ne pas pouvoir accéder en toute sécurité aux soins de santé est cause de souffrances inouïes pour des millions de personnes.

09 May 2013 description

El derecho establece que los hospitales, las ambulancias y los trabajadores de la salud nunca deben ser objeto de los ataques mientras estén cumpliendo sus tareas habituales y que se los debe proteger. Pero la realidad dista mucho del derecho. En todo el mundo, la falta de acceso en condiciones de seguridad a la asistencia de salud causa sufrimientos indecibles a millones de personas.

22 Feb 2013 description

Health personnel and emergency services played a crucial role in saving lives during the 2011 Libyan conflict. For more than a year, ICRC first-aid delegate Abdulbadih El Dada worked closely with volunteers and doctors. . What was the main purpose of your work in Libya?