In 2022, over 1,800 violent incidents affecting health care in conflict were recorded. Violence against health care not only inflicts death and injury on health care workers and patients, it also destroys the capacity of health systems to provide services, depriving people of their right to health.
To reduce this violence, we need better quality documentation and analysis, to advocate for the protection of health care, and develop tailored prevention and response mechanisms. To this aim, the ECHO-funded Ending Violence Against Health Care (EVAC) project, created Evidence that Protects Health Care: A toolkit with tried and tested tools to document, analyse, and advocate for ending violence against health care.
This toolkit is a collaboration between Insecurity Insight, International Rescue Committee, the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at Johns Hopkins University and Physicians for Human Rights and brings together a variety of useful tools from data collection forms, analysis frameworks, templates, case studies and more. We encourage humanitarian organizations, human rights actors, researchers, clinicians, policymakers, donors and all actors committed to protecting health care in conflict to use and build on the resources in this toolkit for their work.