L'oeil de la Genève Internationale
December 2015

This picture features the Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte. It was taken by the award-winning photojournalist André Liohn who received the 2011 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for his work in Libya.

The violent confrontations that occurred in October 2011, in Sirte, Libya forced the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff to evacuate 49 war-wounded patients from the Ibn Sina Hospital towards Tripoli hospitals.

The Health Care in Danger project is an initiative of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement that addresses the issue of violence against patients and health-care workers. It aims at ensuring safe access to and delivery of health care in armed conflict and other emergencies.

This project will be on the agenda of the 32rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, 8-10 December 2015 in Geneva.