ICRCs FRONT-LINE FOOTAGE receives WEBBY AWARD DISTINCTION

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been selected as an official honouree by the 16th Annual Webby Awards for its short documentary depicting the dangerous conditions faced by doctors, nurses and ambulance workers operating on the front lines of Libya’s recent armed conflict.

This unique footage, shot in Libya earlier this year by independent photojournalist André Liohn, starkly reveals the danger that health-care workers are exposed to as they treat the war-wounded close to the front line.

In Libya, Andre Liohn cooperated with the ICRC documenting the work of doctors working in front lines of wars.

The project is an ICRC initiative that aims to address the widespread and severe impact of illegal and sometimes violent acts that obstruct the delivery of health care, damage or destroy facilities and vehicles, and injure or kill health-care workers and patients, in armed conflicts and other situations of violence.

ICRC’s front-line footage receives Webby Award distinction