Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition

HRC33 Side Event Summary: “Doctors under Attack: Systematic Violations of Medical Impartiality in Yemen, Syria, and Egypt”

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Coalition member Defenders for Medical Impartiality organized a panel event in September, “Doctors under Attack: Systematic Violations of Medical Impartiality in Yemen, Syria, and Egypt,” held in parallel to the 33rd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC).

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.

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.

World Health Assembly Side Event: Health and Well-Being in Emergencies

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition will cosponsor a side event, Health and Wellbeing in Emergencies, at the World Health Assembly. The event will focus on safety and health of health workers; reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; and mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian emergencies.