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Impunity Reigns as Medical Personnel and Facilities across 23 Conflict-Torn Countries Remain Under Attack

05/21/2018

In its fifth annual report released today, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition warns that attacks on health care in conflict zones around the world are continuing with impunity and may in fact be increasing. The report entitled “Violence on the Front Lines: Attacks on Health Care in 2017” documents more than 700 separate attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict across the globe.

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Physicians for Human Rights Condemns Attacks against Civilians in Eastern Ghouta

02/20/2018

In response to the ongoing assault against Syrian civilians and health facilities in eastern Ghouta, Susannah Sirkin, Director for International Policy and Partnerships at Physicians for Human Rights, issued the following statement.

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Physicians for Human Rights Documents Dramatic Increase in Attacks on Northern Syrian Medical Facilities

01/23/2018

Syrian medical facilities have experienced a dramatic increase in attacks, particularly in opposition-controlled areas of Hama and Idlib, according to new data from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).

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PHR, Watchlist Say Attacks on Health Care Continue Unabated

05/03/2017

On anniversary of Security Council Resolution condemning attacks on medical facilities and personnel, both organizations say all-out assault continues worldwide

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PHR Welcomes UN Vote to Collect Syrian War Crimes Evidence

12/22/2016

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today welcomed the United Nations General Assembly’s vote to establish a group that will collect, preserve, and analyze evidence of war crimes and human rights abuses committed during the Syrian conflict. The team will ultimately prepare that evidence for future justice proceedings.

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