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Sajid - Pakistan

"They commandeered our ambulance at gunpoint, loaded the body of their dead family member in it and forced us to drive them all over the city for at least five to six hours."

“They were not only abusive and violent, but also threatened to shoot us when we tried to argue that we had medical emergencies to take care of," says Sajid. 

The laws of war protect doctors, nurses, ambulance and hospitals from attack – they must be free to treat anyone who needs care. But tragically in wars and conflicts around the world, ambulance and hospitals are looted and bombed and health care workers are threatened, beaten and killed.

This must stop now.

Photo: ICRC/Asim Rafiqui/NOOR/CC BY-NC-ND. Meet more of the people featured in our Stories of Life series.

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