Chapter 2: The beneficiaries


The main beneficiaries are:

➪ The wounded and the sick

They are:

➪ In need of medical assistance or care

➪ Refrain from any act of hostility

➪ Treated with a protected status and enjoy immunity against direct attacks

“...those persons, whether military or civilian, who are assigned by a party to the conflict exclusively for medical purposes and to the administration of medical units and transports.”

Wounded civilians

Civilian doctors

Civilian nurses

Military medical personnel

Ambulance drivers

Persons in charge of collecting the wounded from the battlefield

Hospital directors

Medical volunteers from National Red Cross or Red Crescent Societies

Paramedical staff

Other workers involved in health-care services