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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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Children Stand in Rubble in Yemen

Déjà Vu: The UN Security Council’s Inaction on Yemen

08/31/2015

When I visited Yemen last year, the situation was grim. The government was dealing with fuel shortages and protests against the lifting of subsidies. But, there was still hope.

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Destruction in Yemen

No Strangers to War

07/15/2015

The only practical solution to ending the desperation in Yemen is an immediate end to the Saudi-led bombardment and blockade of the country.

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