Increasing attacks on health care buildings, facilities and personnel are making it harder for vulnerable people to get the care they need.
The International Committee of the Red Cross recorded over 650 such attacks between mid-2008 and late 2010 in 16 nations it examined. In total, 1,834 people were killed or injured in these attacks.
Despite the difficulties and dangers, volunteers and staff of many organisations worldwide continue to put risk their lives to save others. This video shows the courage and vulnerability of Libya Red Crescent volunteers working on the front lines to deliver healthcare: