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Syrian Government Forces Pound Health Care System in Idlib


The Syrian government kept up its assault on the health care system in August, which saw an unprecedented number of attacks on medical facilities in a four-day period, as well as the highest number of medical personnel killed in the last 10 months.

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Patient in a Syrian Field Hospital

Worst Month Yet for Attacks on Hospitals in Syrian Conflict


Attacks on health care facilities in Syria reached the highest numbers yet in a single month since the start of the conflict in March 2011. In May alone, PHR documented 15 attacks on 14 medical facilities, including seven that had been attacked previously.

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Damaged Ambulance in Pakistan

Conflicts and Crises Spawn Attacks on Health Care Worldwide


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


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


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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