Yemen’s Unprecedented Humanitarian Crisis: Implications for International Humanitarian Law, the Geneva Convention, and the Future of Global Health Security

Alba Ripoll Gallardo, Frederick M. Burkle, Luca Ragazzoni, Francesco Della Corte

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The current humanitarian crisis in Yemen is unprecedented in many ways. The Yemeni War tragedy is symptomatic of gross failures to recognize, by combatants, existing humanitarian law and the Geneva Convention that have become the new norm in unconventional armed conflicts and are increasingly replicated in Africa, Afghanistan, and other areas of the Middle East with dire consequences on aid workers and the noncombatant population. The health and humanitarian professions must take collective responsibility in calling for all belligerent parties to cease the massacre and commit to guaranteed medical assistance, humanitarian aid, and the free flow of information and respect for the humanitarian principles that protect the neutrality and impartiality of the humanitarian workforce. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2016;page 1 of 3)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Aug 11 2016
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Yemen
Medical Assistance
Afghanistan
Health Occupations
Middle East
Disasters
Public Health
Population
International Law
Armed Conflicts
Warfare
Global Health

Keywords

  • Geneva Convention
  • humanitarian crisis
  • international humanitarian law
  • war
  • Yemen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

@article{50834cc089d04731bc1845b9fbba39fa,
title = "Yemen’s Unprecedented Humanitarian Crisis: Implications for International Humanitarian Law, the Geneva Convention, and the Future of Global Health Security",
abstract = "The current humanitarian crisis in Yemen is unprecedented in many ways. The Yemeni War tragedy is symptomatic of gross failures to recognize, by combatants, existing humanitarian law and the Geneva Convention that have become the new norm in unconventional armed conflicts and are increasingly replicated in Africa, Afghanistan, and other areas of the Middle East with dire consequences on aid workers and the noncombatant population. The health and humanitarian professions must take collective responsibility in calling for all belligerent parties to cease the massacre and commit to guaranteed medical assistance, humanitarian aid, and the free flow of information and respect for the humanitarian principles that protect the neutrality and impartiality of the humanitarian workforce. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2016;page 1 of 3)",
keywords = "Geneva Convention, humanitarian crisis, international humanitarian law, war, Yemen",
author = "{Ripoll Gallardo}, Alba and Burkle, {Frederick M.} and Luca Ragazzoni and {Della Corte}, Francesco",
year = "2016",
month = "8",
day = "11",
doi = "10.1017/dmp.2016.50",
language = "English (US)",
pages = "1--3",
journal = "Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness",
issn = "1935-7893",
publisher = "American Medical Association",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Yemen’s Unprecedented Humanitarian Crisis

T2 - Implications for International Humanitarian Law, the Geneva Convention, and the Future of Global Health Security

AU - Ripoll Gallardo, Alba

AU - Burkle, Frederick M.

AU - Ragazzoni, Luca

AU - Della Corte, Francesco

PY - 2016/8/11

Y1 - 2016/8/11

N2 - The current humanitarian crisis in Yemen is unprecedented in many ways. The Yemeni War tragedy is symptomatic of gross failures to recognize, by combatants, existing humanitarian law and the Geneva Convention that have become the new norm in unconventional armed conflicts and are increasingly replicated in Africa, Afghanistan, and other areas of the Middle East with dire consequences on aid workers and the noncombatant population. The health and humanitarian professions must take collective responsibility in calling for all belligerent parties to cease the massacre and commit to guaranteed medical assistance, humanitarian aid, and the free flow of information and respect for the humanitarian principles that protect the neutrality and impartiality of the humanitarian workforce. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2016;page 1 of 3)

AB - The current humanitarian crisis in Yemen is unprecedented in many ways. The Yemeni War tragedy is symptomatic of gross failures to recognize, by combatants, existing humanitarian law and the Geneva Convention that have become the new norm in unconventional armed conflicts and are increasingly replicated in Africa, Afghanistan, and other areas of the Middle East with dire consequences on aid workers and the noncombatant population. The health and humanitarian professions must take collective responsibility in calling for all belligerent parties to cease the massacre and commit to guaranteed medical assistance, humanitarian aid, and the free flow of information and respect for the humanitarian principles that protect the neutrality and impartiality of the humanitarian workforce. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2016;page 1 of 3)

KW - Geneva Convention

KW - humanitarian crisis

KW - international humanitarian law

KW - war

KW - Yemen

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84981510492&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84981510492&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1017/dmp.2016.50

DO - 10.1017/dmp.2016.50

M3 - Article

C2 - 27511126

AN - SCOPUS:84981510492

SP - 1

EP - 3

JO - Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness

JF - Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness

SN - 1935-7893

ER -