THE PROBLEM –
HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE IN LIFE THREATENING CIRCUMSTANCES
The safety of medical personnel deployed in crisis and conflict situations has deteriorated significantly. Direct and threatened violence from conflicting parties and marauding gangs against hospitals, medical staff and patients has intensified considerably.
It threatens the health care of people in need, when they require it most.
Swisscross is a small, autonomous, civilian "security organisation", which guarantees the protection of medical assistance.
This “security organisation” is used, trained and equipped exclusively for this special task of the “protection of medical facilities and medical personnel”.
Swisscross has the task of protecting medical personnel and their facilities until either the relevant government or UN units are again able to assume responsibility for protection and security.
Medical workers need protection and
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