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Geneva Call has launched a new Deed of Commitment that encourage armed non-State actors to refrain from inflicting violence on hospitals, health workers, patients and ambulances in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.
The Journal of the American Medical Association published recommendations to the US government regarding the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Ebola epidemic in the DRC is exceptionally dangerous, occurring within active armed conflict and geopolitical volatility, including a million displaced persons.The United States and international community should launch high-level political mobilization, with diplomatic, human, and economic resources. It is critical to recognize that future health crises will occur in fragile, insecure settings. To prepare, the international community needs long-term planning and enhanced capacities to improve the safety and effectiveness of epidemic response operations.
Newsletter from the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition detailing attacks on health from October to November 2018. If you have not already, please sign up to our newsletter on this site.
Newsletter from the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition detailing attacks on health from June to October 2018. If you have not already, please sign up to our newsletter on this site.
At an event at the the United Nations General Assembly last week, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset, issued a call to action for achieving universal health coverage in emergencies.
Statement on attacks on health care in conflict given to the Lantos Human Rights Commission by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition Chair, Leonard Rubenstein. This statement outlines the current status of attacks on health care around the world, and provides clear and tangible recommendations for Congress.
Report from the International Peace Institute highlighting the use of counterterrorism measures and their increasingly adverse impact on the provision of medical care and the conduct of principled humanitarian action in armed conflict settings.
New report from Human Rights Watch highlight the horrifying number of attacks against civilians in Yemen and warns that, if the Saudi-led coalition continues to fall short in safeguarding measures, all coalition members will be "at risk of complicity" in future attacks.
Julian Sheather explores recent report "The Criminalization of Healthcare" developed in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights, the University of Essex and the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.