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Protecting health workers on the front line – Commissioner Georgieva gives keynote speech to Belgian Red Cross/ICRC

Protect Health Care Posters - It's a matter of Life and Death
29/01/2014  - 

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is giving a talk today at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the vital task of protecting health workers delivering relief to those caught on the front line of humanitarian disasters.

The Commissioner, who will be with the Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders and the President of the International Cross and Red Crescent (ICRC) Peter Maurer, has long been an advocate for greater respect for International Humanitarian Law and the protection of health workers in conflict zones.

Violence against patients and health-care workers is on the rise: in Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other parts of the world. This is one of the most crucial yet overlooked humanitarian issues today.