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Damaged Ambulance in Pakistan

Conflicts and Crises Spawn Attacks on Health Care Worldwide

05/20/2015

Health professionals, facilities, and patients are regularly targeted by violence and restrictive legislation in situations of conflict and civil unrest, according to an online, interactive world map of attacks on health published today by PHR.

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Doctor in Aleppo, Syria

Attacks on Health Care in Syria Continue, Defying U.N. Resolutions

04/17/2015

Deliberate attacks on hospitals and health care professionals in Syria persist despite three United Nations resolutions aimed at protecting civilians and new hopes of relief following recent international pledges of aid to Syrians in need, according to an online map of attacks on health PHR updated today.

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Gas Masks

New Reports of Chemical Attacks in Syria Require Investigation, says Physicians for Human Rights

03/18/2015

PHR is alarmed by new reports of chemical barrel bomb attacks in the Syrian village of Sarmin and calls on the UN Security Council to conduct an inquiry.

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Dar al-Shifa Hospital in Syria

Doctors in the Crosshairs: Four Years of Attacks on Health Care in Syria

03/11/2015

Deliberate and indiscriminate attacks have decimated the ranks of health professionals and devastated the medical infrastructure in Syria, exacerbating a humanitarian crisis.

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Syrian Doctors Treating a Patient in a Field Hospital

Landmark United Nations General Assembly Resolution Calls for the Protection of Health Workers from Violence

12/15/2014

A resolution passed last week by the United Nations General Assembly recognizes for the first time the severity of attacks on health workers, facilities, and patients in all circumstances, and demands respect by States for provisions of medical ethics and human rights law, as well as international humanitarian law, said the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

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