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Oslo workshop: roles and responsibilities of National Societies to deliver safe health care in armed conflict

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Switzerland - Mon, 3 Dec 2012 00:00 GMT
Author: International Committee of the Red Cross
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Organizers International Committee of the Red Cross Norwegian Red Cross Participants The participants are mainly experts in disaster preparedness, health or international humanitarian law working for RCRC National Societies or Health Ministries coming from Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Bahrain, Colombia, Guatemala, Canada, Israel, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Norway as well as specialists from ICRC. Objectives develop a shared and comprehensive understanding of the concrete safety and security challenges faced by National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in providing and delivering health care in armed conflict and other emergencies; identify measures National Societies can take to ensure that their health-care personnel can gain safe access to victims in need of health care in armed conflict and other emergencies, and to determine how other stakeholders, including public authorities, armed and security forces, any other actors involved in the violence as well as other components of the Movement, can contribute to addressing and resolving this issue; decide on ways of fostering the integration and implementation of such measures in contexts where the National Societies work. The panel discussions will focus on: The challenges National Societies face in ensuring safe access to health care The role of National Societies in the safe delivery of health care in armed conflict and other emergencies Measures to increase National Society acceptance, access and operational security The role of National Societies in strengthening protection of the sick and wounded. For more information about this event, please contact: Ida Gjerdrum Haugen, Norwegian Red Cross Oslo, tel: +47 2205 4482, tel. +47 40212287, e-mail: Ida Haugen Olga Miltcheva, ICRC Geneva, tel: +41 22 730 2090 or + 41 79 218 75 43, e-mail: Olga Miltcheva

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