#ICYMI Friday Roundup: Protection of Aid Workers September 23, 2016

#ICYMI Friday Roundup: Protection of Aid Workers September 23, 2016

 The obligation to respect and protect humanitarian relief personnel, relief items and persons and objects displaying the distinctive emblem seems to be increasingly ignored in today’s conflicts. In addition, civilians, doctors and health facilities, which are also protected persons and objects under IHL, often bear a disproportionate burden as the result of contemporary armed conflict. But as ICRC President Peter Maurer reminded world leaders at a panel on South Sudan during this week’s United Nations General Assembly, "Even though IHL is widely violated, it still saves lives every day." In this week’s roundup, we take a look at some of the conversations and discussions happening around the protection of aid workers as portrayed by the media and other online outlets.

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