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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.

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Man in Meiktila

Justice Must Precede Development


While investment in Burma’s infrastructure is welcome, support for development without also addressing accountability and reconciliation perpetuates impunity for perpetrators of human rights violations.

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Nurse and Doctor in Qusayr, Syria

What Did President Obama Leave Out of His Speech on the Islamic State?


On the same turf that IS operates other actors are committing mass atrocities, while enjoying full impunity.

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While Syria Burns


I had mixed emotions about the latest "good news" on humanitarian aid in Syria. The U.N. Security Council has passed a long overdue resolution that -- if implemented -- will save the lives of Syrians trapped in desperate circumstances by the war.

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Destroyed Hospital Bed in Syria

The War on Health Care in Syria


Dr. H has treated bombing casualties, chemical weapons survivors, and victims with bullet wounds – all standard cases in his field hospital in one of the opposition-controlled areas of Syria.

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