Safeguarding Health in Conflict

Warning from a Mass Grave: Hospitals Under Attack

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Hospitals, their staff members and patients were protected by the Geneva Conventions of 1949, which declared that innocent civilians were to be spared in time of war. The conventions' additional protocols of 1977 stated specifically that, "The civilian population and individual civilians shall enjoy general protection against the dangers arising from military operations."