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Physician Accounts from the Front Lines of the Syrian Conflict

04/08/2014

My recent experiences in training Syrian physicians in a border community opened my eyes to levels of courage and commitment I have never seen in my 30 years of practice and international work.

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The Rwandan Genocide: An Indelible Stain

04/07/2014

PHR's director of international policy and partnerships/senior advisor, Susannah Sirkin, discusses the Rwandan genocide 20 years later, highlighting that "never again" has not been adhered to. Conflicts in Syria, Sudan, and the Central African Republic continue, and the world is incapable of an effective response.

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Strength in the Face of Terror

04/04/2014

Qusai Zakarya is by all definitions an incredible human being. After surviving the 2013 chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Moadamiya, he became a tireless public opponent of the oppressive Assad regime and rallied worldwide support during a 33-day hunger strike that called attention to the illegal siege of cities across Syria.

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Christy Fujio at a PHR Training

Sometimes Laughter is the Only Medicine

03/26/2014

The resilient spirit of the Syrian people is nowhere more evident than in the group of doctors and lawyers I recently spent an evening with in the Middle East. Their capacity to find joy in life, even during this horrific conflict, is remarkable.

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I Stand #WithSyria

03/14/2014

As the Middle East and North Africa program assistant at Physicians for Human Rights, I have the opportunity to work with Syrian doctors practicing medicine and documenting human rights violations both inside and outside of Syria.

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