The International Red Cross and Red Crescent has a short interview on their website with a Mexican doctor working in the city of Juarez, at the heart of Mexico’s ongoing drug conflict. Here is the first question of the interview, you can read the entire interview here.
What sort of violence have you experienced?
The clinic where I work is in an ordinary neighborhood but it has been attacked three times. Two of the attacks were armed robberies that left people wounded. The criminals even got into the area where the patients are treated. They also came and kidnapped a gynecologist who was working at the clinic.
For more insights into the risks to health workers in the city, check out this video by Borderland Beat on the life of paramedics in Juarez:
Christopher R. Albon is a political science Ph.D. specializing in armed conflict, public health, human security, and health diplomacy.