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Protection of Health and Humanitarian Services in Time of Armed Conflict: The Role of the International Committee of the Red Cross

  • Jacques Meurant

Abstract

The internal conflict in the former Yugoslavia is a terrible example of a conflict situation which is escalating into all-out war. The social and economic balance is suddenly disrupted, civilians — especially those already living in precarious circumstances — risk losing what they need to remain in relatively good health, or even to survive; and population movements represent a major threat to health, since they are always accompanied by serious damage to the environment in which essentially vulnerable people are living.

Keywords

Armed Conflict Civilian Population Humanitarian Service Geneva Convention Additional Protocol 
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Reference

  1. Meurant, J. (1992). Communications in the prevention of disasters; the role of the national and international Red Cross and Red Crescent. In: Management of Mass Burn Casualties and Fire Disasters, M. Masellis and S. W. A. Gunn, eds. Dordrecht, Boston, London: Kluwer Academic PublishersGoogle Scholar

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Meurant
    • 1
  1. 1.International Committee of the Red CrossGenevaSwitzerland

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