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Doctor and Patient in Idlib, Syria

Under the Gun: Practicing Medicine in Syria


By the end of 2011, government security forces were bringing detained members of the opposition to my hospital for treatment. Members of the security forces would insult and physically attack the medical staff, while also causing chaos by shooting their weapons into the air.

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Doctor in Aleppo, Syria

Documentation Vital to Ending Attacks on Health Care Workers


2014 was a distressing year for health care workers in conflict areas around the world, as attacks on medical professionals and facilities were carried out in numerous countries. As these attacks continue, they must be appropriately documented in order to increase available information, raise awareness, and find appropriate solutions that facilitate accountability and ultimately prevent future violence.

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Bahraini Women Protest

Will Bahrain Get Away with It Again?


As the Bahraini authorities continue to violate human rights and target rights defenders, the United States should leverage the re-admission of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski to Bahrain as an opportunity to ask the Bahraini government to fulfill their international human rights obligations.

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Syria Doctor Hand

Critical Condition: a Syrian Female Doctor Makes a Desperate Plea to the U.N. for Help


Before the uprising began more than three years ago, the Syrian healthcare system was suffering, but now it is in critical condition and desperate need of life-saving support.

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Dr. Denis Mukwege

Recognizing Dr. Denis Mukwege and His Inspirational Fight against Sexual Violence


Our dear friend and medical partner Dr. Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was announced the winner of the Sakharov Prize.

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