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Russian Warplanes Strike Medical Facilities in Syria


PHR has confirmed that Russian airstrikes damaged three medical facilities in Syria in two days, exacerbating an already dire situation for civilians living in areas where the health system has been systematically attacked by the Syrian government.

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Myanmar Illegally Displaced Families, Devastating Their Health and Livelihoods


The Myanmar government violated international laws when displacing families as part of a dam project along the Paunglaung River in southern Shan state.

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France Opens Investigation into Torture in Syria


PHR today welcomed an announcement that France has opened the world’s first criminal inquiry into torture in Syria.

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Medic in Aleppo

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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Kachin Man at Relief Camp in Burma

Kachin Conflict in Burma Enters Fifth Year


This week’s four-year anniversary of the breakdown of a ceasefire between the Kachin Independent Army and the Burmese Army, which had previously held for nearly two decades, renews attention on violence against ethnic minorities in Burma.

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