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Medical Care Under Threat in 2013

12/30/2013

2013 hit a low point, bringing about a new and more ferocious wave of targeted attacks on medical personnel and facilities. In an effort to destroy opposition, hide wounds inflicted by government authorities, and intimidate doctors from treating protesters and fighters, medical care -- and those who take an oath to provide it -- has come under a full assault.

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Recent Kidnappings Add Further Obstacles to Eradicating Polio in Pakistan

11/27/2013

PHR has long-condemned the use of health care workers for intelligence work, as it destroys the trust necessary for effective doctor-patient relationships and leaves patients suspicious of doctors’ medical advice. Kidnappings that took place in Pakistan recently are just one example among many of distrust of health care workers, which has served to increase the number of polio cases in the country.

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Discovering Inspiration in Tragedy

11/18/2013

“I’m upset – feeling guilty for leaving colleagues working in extreme circumstances in Syria. But I will document the violations. That is my contribution.” - Syrian refugee doctor

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Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht: Lessons for Early Atrocity Prevention in Burma

11/09/2013

November 9, 2013 marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or “crystal night.” On this day in 1938, Nazis in Germany staged state-sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots that demolished windows of Jewish shops & burned down synagogues, hospitals, & cultural institutions.

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Polio and Starvation - Latest Indicators of Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

11/08/2013

The health crisis in Syria has reached alarming proportions, threatening not only the Syrian population, but also its neighbors, and requires an immediate international response.

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