Health Groups Launch Initiative To Stop Violence Against Aid Workers In Conflict Zones

“Several medical associations and non-governmental organizations have launched an initiative to tackle violence against aid workers in conflict zones,” The Lancet reports. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), “along with key players in global health such as the World Medical Association (WMA), the British Medical Association (BMA), and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is spearheading a project called Healthcare in Danger to raise awareness of the way that medical workers in war zones are targeted,” the journal writes. “Providing health care in conflict zones is obviously inherently dangerous,” the journal notes. The Lancet examines underlying motivations behind the violence and what can be done to protect humanitarian workers in war zones (Shetty, 12/14).

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