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Yemen: Attacks on Health May 2018 Newsletter

05/31/2018

Despite efforts to renew peace talks, the Yemen conflict reached its third anniversary in March 2018 and has left 22 million people in need of humanitarian aid, nearly 9,500 dead, 55,000 injured, and two million displaced over the past three years. As fighting intensified in al-Hudaydah and Taizz Governorates, humanitarian agencies expressed increasing concern about the safety of civilians.

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Joint Letter to Turkish President Erdoğan Condemning Persecution of Medical Professionals

01/31/2018

PHR has signed a joint letter to Turkish President Erdoğan expressing grave concern over the ongoing persecution of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA). The TMA’s leadership was arrested this week following days of threats and protests over a recent statement by the group criticizing war as a public health threat.

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Dr. Jonathan Fine

PHR Remembers its Founder, Dr. Jonathan Fine

01/18/2018

Dr. Jonathan Fine (1931-2018), who died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on January 17, 2018, was the founder and first executive director of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). A primary care physician raised in Brookline, Massachusetts, Fine was already a student activist as an undergraduate at Swarthmore College, before going on to receive his medical training at Yale University and an MPH from Johns Hopkins University.

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PHR and partners appeal to Kenya to curb election-linked police rape and violence

10/26/2017

PHR called on the Kenyan government to take all measures to stop police from raping and assaulting civilians as they vote in presidential elections today, and to ensure access to medical care for any survivors of violence.

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