IRRC No. 890

A way forward in protecting health services in conflict: moving beyond the humanitarian paradigm

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Attacks on health workers, clinics, hospitals, ambulances and patients during periods of armed conflict or civil disturbance pose enormous challenges to humanitarian response and constitute affronts to the imperatives of human rights and civilian protection. Keywords: health care, health services, neutrality, impartiality, human rights, conflict, humanitarian law.

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