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


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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PHR Demands Cessation of Hostilities in Syria


As the Syrian area of eastern Ghouta suffered a third successive day of relentless bombing, with reports of hundreds of civilian deaths and more than a dozen health care facilities targeted, Physician for Human Rights put out the following statement, attributable to Director of International Policy and Partnerships Susannah Sirkin.

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PHR Calls on Full Senate to Pass Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today praised the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for advancing the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act of 2017 (S.2060) and urged the full Senate to pass the bill without delay.

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PHR calls on President Erdoğan to release detained members of the Turkish Medical Association


Physicians for Human Rights today called on the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to immediately release detained members of the Turkish Medical Association and to end the campaign of harassment and intimidation against the organization.

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U.S. Funding for Accountability Mechanism in Syria is a Step in the Right Direction


U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced today that the United States will provide $350,000 for the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM), which was created by the UN in 2016 to provide accountability for the “most serious crimes under international law” committed in the Syrian conflict. Susannah Sirkin, director of international policy and partnerships at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), issued the following statement in response.

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