If you are a health worker and would like to share how you or your work has been affected by attacks, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or here.
We will work with you to schedule a phone, text, Skype, or email interview. If requested, we will maintain anonymity.
We think your story is important. Powerful stories can move people, and States, to take action to protect health workers and the care they provide.
We use the World Health Organization's definition of an attack:
“any act of verbal or physical violence, threat of violence or other psychological violence, or obstruction that interferes with the availability, access, and delivery of curative and/or preventive health services.”
We focus on attacks related to conflict or civil unrest.
The photo to the left shows the remains of a hospital in Yemen after an attack. Photo courtesy of Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict.
The Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition is a group of 40 organizations working to protect health workers and services threatened by war or civil unrest.
We raise awareness of attacks on health and press United Nations agencies to protect the security of health care. We monitor attacks, strengthen norms of respect for the right to health, and demand accountability for perpetrators.
Photo by IntraHealth International