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Spotlight: Health Care in Danger

I think we as #Paramedics in Canada can sometimes take our basic safety rights for granted. Watching the video in this blog has really hit home of the dangers paramedics and health care workers face while working in conflict areas. Please take moment to read this post and watch the video. The Red Cros and ICRC are doing great work around the world and yet they can still become targets!

Red Cross Talks

This week, the Canadian Red Cross and the ICRC are hosting a workshop bringing together experts to identify recommendations to ensure the safety of health facilities in times of conflict. As such, we’ll be posting a blog post every day this week to help raise awareness about the need for healthcare workers to be protected in emergencies.

Ambulances, hospitals and medical personnel have been under threat or the target of violence in countries such as Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, and in other parts of the world affected by conflict or emergencies. When healthcare workers are in danger, the impact is also felt by those who need access to health care.

According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), this is one of the most crucial yet overlooked humanitarian issues today. The Red Cross has launched the Health Care in Danger campaign to raise awareness on these issues and find…

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