Undercurrents: Protecting Health Workers in Conflict

Ben hears from Rita Dayoub on how to protect health workers in conflict zones, including recordings of eye-witness accounts, and Agnes speaks to Hans Kundnani about democracy and technology.

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This week marks the anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2286, which calls for the protection of healthcare workers in areas of conflict. Three years since its adoption medical professionals are some of the most targeted civilians in warzones across the world.

In this episode Ben discusses the Resolution with Rita Dayoub from the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House. Rita explains the policy context behind efforts to protect health workers, and presents four eye-witness accounts from medical professionals on the frontline of the Syrian Civil War.

Later Agnes speaks to the Europe Programme’s Hans Kundnani about his new project, the Commission on Democracy and Technology.

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Voiceovers by Mervat Haffar, Nicole El Khawaja and Thomas Ringheim. Sound Editor: Jamie Reed. Recorded and produced at Chatham House, London.

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