The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Welcomes Passage of UN Resolution Condemning Attacks on Health

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition welcomes a new resolution by the UN Security Council condemning attacks on health workers and facilities. The value of the resolution will be determined by whether states adhere to international norms, develop strategies to prevent attacks, and bring perpetrators of attacks to justice.

Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Urges the Government of Turkey to Stop Denying Civilians Access to Medical Services

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Curfews and other restrictions on civilian movement imposed by the Government of Turkey have blocked ambulance transport and prevented wounded and sick civilians from obtaining emergency health and rescue services. As a result, people in need of urgent medical attention have sometimes been trapped in buildings, and many have died.

Statement of Support for Medecins sans Frontieres on their request for an investigation into the Kunduz Hospital attack

Monday, October 19, 2015
The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition supports MSF's request for the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission to investigate the attack on its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that resulted in the deaths of patients and staff. The Commission was created under the Additional Protocols of the Geneva Conventions specifically to investigate alleged violations of international humanitarian law and report on findings.

From World Humanitarian Day to the World Health Summit, Health Workers Need Our Protection

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
World Humanitarian Day is a time to honor those who face danger in order to help others. Heath workers, of course, are humanitarians. They not only risk contracting infectious disease and illness when providing care but they continue to be threatened and harmed just for doing their jobs. The coalition urges the global community not to overlook the need to protect health workers on this World Humanitarian Day or during the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit.

Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Submits Recommendations for the Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health

Monday, June 29, 2015
The Safeguarding Health in Conflict coalition submitted three general recommendations to be considered by the UN during the finalization of the 2015 Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health.

"It Is Time to Act": World Health Assembly Side Event on Health and Well-Being in Emergencies

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Yesterday, during the World Health Organization’s 68th World Health Assembly, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, along with United Nations agencies and nine member states, held a well-attended side event on health and well-being in emergencies.

Statement Delivered at World Health Assembly in Response to WHO's Global Vaccine Action Plan

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
At the 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva this week,IntraHealth International delivered a statement on behalf IntraHealth as well as 34 other organizations who are affiliated with the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition. The statement was made in response to WHO's Global Vaccine Action Plan.

Attacks on Health Facilities, Staff, Patients

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Attacks on medical facilities, health workers, and patients have occurred in at least 17 countries undergoing conflict and civil unrest since January 2014, Human Rights Watch and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition said in a joint report issued today. The report was released at the annual meeting of health ministers from around the world in Geneva from May 18-26, 2015. The 22-page report, “Attacks on Health: Global Report,” highlights recent attacks in countries around the world.