Skip to Main Content
Printer Friendly Home > Blog


Doctor and Patient in Idlib, Syria

Under the Gun: Practicing Medicine in Syria


By the end of 2011, government security forces were bringing detained members of the opposition to my hospital for treatment. Members of the security forces would insult and physically attack the medical staff, while also causing chaos by shooting their weapons into the air.

Learn More »

Doctor in Aleppo, Syria

Documentation Vital to Ending Attacks on Health Care Workers


2014 was a distressing year for health care workers in conflict areas around the world, as attacks on medical professionals and facilities were carried out in numerous countries. As these attacks continue, they must be appropriately documented in order to increase available information, raise awareness, and find appropriate solutions that facilitate accountability and ultimately prevent future violence.

Learn More »

Syria Doctor Hand

Critical Condition: a Syrian Female Doctor Makes a Desperate Plea to the U.N. for Help


Before the uprising began more than three years ago, the Syrian healthcare system was suffering, but now it is in critical condition and desperate need of life-saving support.

Learn More »

Women Fleeing Islamic State in Iraq

Let’s Talk About Sexual Violence


When studying in Jordan last fall, I was stunned by the silence around sexual violence experienced by women in Syrian refugee camps. In Arab communities, where social stigma and family honor carry huge weight, consequences of sexual violence extend far beyond scarring psychological trauma to fear of alienation and even honor killing.

Learn More »

Syrian Woman in Halak, Aleppo

Syria’s Forgotten Civilians


As atrocities committed by the self-declared Islamic State (IS), also called ISIS or ISIL, dominate media headlines, we must not forget the civilians who have been suffering since long before IS gained a stronghold in parts of Syria and Iraq.

Learn More »

Items 11 - 15 of 39  Previous12345678Next

PHR Blogs

Charity Navigator