Practice Relating to Rule 109. Search for, Collection and Evacuation of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked
Burundi’s Regulations on International Humanitarian Law (2007) states: “The wounded and sick must be collected and cared for by the party to the conflict in whose power they are.”
The Regulations also states:
A combatant who comes across a wounded [person] must not only spare him. He also has an obligation to provide active assistance. He is obliged, if operations permit, to search for and collect the wounded [and] to care for them …[and] to … evacuate them from areas of combat.