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Katherine McKenzie: Supporting Human Rights, One Patient at a Time

12/15/2016

Physicians have unique skills to contribute to asylum seekers; they can use their medical training to document the physical and psychological scars of torture and ill-treatment. Although emotionally challenging, the work offers the rewards that attract doctors to the practice of medicine in the first place.

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Finding Evidence: Inside PHR's Asylum Training

11/01/2016

After attending a PHR training, those health professionals can then sign up with PHR’s Asylum Network, a group of more than 500 volunteers who conduct assessments of asylum applicants nationwide.

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A New Low: Stealing Family Heirlooms in Exchange for Protection

12/16/2015

The refugee crisis in Europe has shown the very real limits to the social coherence and solidarity that seemed to form the basis for the European Union until now. But even within the climate of hostility against asylum seekers in Europe, Denmark stands apart as one of the worst aggressors.

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Refugees in Slovenia

Courageous Refugees, Cowardly Politicians

11/19/2015

I came to Europe to bear witness to the overwhelming numbers of children, women, and men searching for safety and a future far from the bombs that have devastated their homes in Syria. I joined the Nobel Women's Initiative to meet with some of these courageous refugees and listened to their stories.

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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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