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On International Women’s Day, PHR Demands Accountability for Kenyan Victims of Sexual Violence

03/08/2018

As the world observes International Women’s Day and celebrates advances made by women and girls, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is expressing deep concern over the lack of accountability for victims of sexual violence in Kenya.

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Shelling Prevents Aid from Entering Eastern Ghouta Despite UN Resolution Demanding that Hostilities Stop - Aid Groups

03/01/2018

Airstrikes and shelling on Eastern Ghouta have prevented humanitarian aid from entering the besieged enclave as well as medical evacuations five days after the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution demanding an immediate nationwide cessation of hostilities, according to a group of international humanitarian organizations.

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Attacks on Medical Facilities in Yemen is a “Defining Element” of Nation’s Intractable Conflict

02/27/2018

The deliberate targeting of health care facilities, with devastating impact on civilians, is a defining element of the ongoing conflict in Yemen. Al-Tawra Hospital, the central public hospital and one of the main health care facilities in Taiz, Yemen’s second largest city with a population of over one million, has been directly targeted by dozens of mortar shells since the beginning of the conflict in March 2015.

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Physicians for Human Rights Welcomes UN Vote Halting Bloodshed in Syria

02/24/2018

As the UN Security Council today unanimously passed a resolution aimed at halting the bloodshed in Syria (SCR 2401), including in the besieged region of eastern Ghouta, where five successive days of bombing have killed hundreds of people, PHR put out the following statement.

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Medical and Humanitarian Organizations Use Three Billboards to Call on UN to Stop Violence in Syria

02/22/2018

A coalition of medical and humanitarian organizations, some working inside besieged eastern Ghouta, have urged the United Nations Security Council to vote for an immediate cessation of hostilities to allow urgent humanitarian assistance to all areas in need in Syria.

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