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Dr. Khaled Kandil

In Memoriam: Dr. Khaled Kandil

10/14/2015

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to see Dr. Khaled Kandil receive an award from the Syrian American Medical Society at their annual conference in Gaziantep, Turkey. He was being honored for establishing the dialysis center at Bab al-Hawa Hospital – one of the few remaining treatment centers in the opposition-held territories in Syria.

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Wounded in Kunduz Hospital Attack

It’s About Civilian Protection

10/07/2015

Even in a world inured to violence, the U.S. airstrike on a Doctors without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, which killed both staff and patients, was shocking.

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From Inevitable to Preventable: A Survivor-Centered Approach to Sexual Violence

10/07/2015

In both conflict and non-conflict scenarios, women face a daily risk of assaults at home, in the workplace, on the street, and even in college dorms. In addition, victim blaming and other negative responses from first responders is commonplace, leading to underreporting of these crimes.

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Syrian Kurds Crossing Border

Surviving the War Only to Die at Sea

09/23/2015

In the three weeks since Aylan’s photo circulated around the world, little has changed for refugees seeking safe passage from conflict.

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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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