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France Opens Investigation into Torture in Syria

10/01/2015

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

09/24/2015

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

06/09/2015

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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A Rohingya Woman and Her Baby

Burma’s Population Control Bill Threatens Maternal Health Progress

04/22/2015

The parliament of Burma recently passed a new “population control” bill that could represent a serious setback for the country’s maternal health advances if implemented in a coercive or discriminatory manner.

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Doctor in Aleppo, Syria

Attacks on Health Care in Syria Continue, Defying U.N. Resolutions

04/17/2015

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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