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Humanitarian Norms Ignored as Syria’s Civilian Health Deliberately Targeted

03/15/2018

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) released an issue brief today highlighting a pattern of targeted attacks on health care throughout war-torn Syria, taking place with impunity and with staggering consequences.

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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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Syrian Aid Convoy

PHR Condemns Brazen Attack on Syrian Humanitarian Convoy

09/20/2016

PHR condemned the deadly overnight attack on a humanitarian aid convoy in Syria. The attack killed approximately 20 people, including aid workers and truck drivers, and destroyed 18 trucks loaded with vital food, medical, and other humanitarian supplies meant for tens of thousands of Syrians in opposition-held areas west of Aleppo city.

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PHR Calls Forced Evacuation of Syrian Suburb a War Crime

09/02/2016

Hundreds of civilians began evacuating the besieged Damascus suburb of Moadamiya on Friday, piling into buses and heading for shelters in government-controlled neighborhoods nearby. The forced evacuation comes just a week after a similar evacuation emptied the nearby suburb Daraya, and today Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said those evacuations are a form of forced displacement that constitute war crimes.

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Fighting in Aleppo

After Outcry Over Rescued Boy, PHR Debunks Russian Denial of Attacking Civilians

08/19/2016

PHR said it was deeply moved by images of a young boy rescued in Aleppo, and disputed the Russian government's assertion that it was not responsible for strikes against civilians

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