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Combating Impunity: How We Risk Normalizing Chemical Weapons Attacks and Other War Crimes in Syria

04/18/2018

For the past seven years, the Syrian conflict has proven to be one of the most complex and brutal wars in recent history. As targeted attacks on health care continue and chemical attacks are carried out with impunity, do we risk normalizing egregious violations of humanitarian law?

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Yemen and Syria Rules of Combat: Is Blatant Disregard for Humanitarian Norms the New Normal?

03/26/2018

At the most basic level, international humanitarian law asserts that, while war unquestionably jeopardizes civilian wellbeing, it should not prevent the maintenance of health care amidst the chaos of the conflict. The end goal is to minimize cruelty.

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Attacks in Syria and Yemen are turning disease into a weapon of war

07/07/2017

Today we are seeing another cruel method of warfare emerge on the battlefield: the weaponization of disease, particularly in Syria and Yemen.

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Hospital bombed in Syria

In Syria and Yemen, Hospitals Are No Safe Haven

05/03/2017

A child in Yemen and a child in Syria. Separated by hundreds of miles, they share the experience of warfare – in Syria, a conflict that has churned along for over six years, in Yemen, a war that’s intensified since 2015. Children in both countries share an uncertain future, with the ever-present specter of illness, trauma, and death.

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In the Crosshairs, Syria’s Doctors Are Still Saving Lives — and Bearing Witness

04/18/2017

At a hospital in the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun, Dr. Zakariya had just started an early morning shift when dozens of patients began streaming in. It was a scene of chaos: patients struggling to breathe, vomiting, convulsing, foaming at the mouth, and losing consciousness.

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