In 2016, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution calling for an end to impunity on attacks on health-care workers and facilities. Since this time, the International Committee of the Red Cross counted 3,780 attacks between 2016 and 2020, in 33 countries affected by violence or conflict. This makes an annual average of 756 incidents - of attacks, threats, gunshots, fires, kidnappings, shellings, killings and directed violence - that target health-care workers around the world.
This film looks at the practical solutions to protect health-care workers and facilities from around the world and shows that there are direct actions we can follow, implement and share to meaningfully mitigate and prevent violence that targets health workers.
The time is now to protect the lives of those who save ours.