Sondra Crosby, MD is one of the four members of the Physicians for Human Rights field team that went to the Farchana refugee camp in Chad last November to gather the data for the new PHR report, "Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women." Boston Globe reporter James F. Smith interviewed Dr. Crosby and posted these video excerpts from their conversation.
Over 100 health professionals sent a letter urging the Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security to stop denying entry into the US to health professionals who have treated wounded combatants.
The new PHR report, Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women, is now available at DarfuriWomen.org. "This is not my country. We get raped when we leave the camp. In my village, we could do what we wanted and there was enough food. I want to go back to my village, but it's still not safe." This is one of 88 Darfuri women now living in the Farchana refugee camp in Chad, who were interviewed for the new Physicians for Human Rights report Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women.
PHR CEO Frank Donaghue has a powerful op-ed in today's Armenian Weekly. From 1915 to 1923, more than 1.5 million Armenians were killed and half a million survivors exiled by the Turkish government of the Ottoman Empire. April 24 marks the 94th anniversary of this tragedy that became a template for subsequent genocides.
Women took center stage yesterday at Crisis in Darfur, a breakfast panel at the National Press Club, both as speakers and as figures in the peace process. The event was co-hosted by PHR and the Nobel Women's Initiative.