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New Reports of Chemical Attacks in Syria Require Investigation, says Physicians for Human Rights

03/18/2015

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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Dar al-Shifa Hospital in Syria

Doctors in the Crosshairs: Four Years of Attacks on Health Care in Syria

03/11/2015

Deliberate and indiscriminate attacks have decimated the ranks of health professionals and devastated the medical infrastructure in Syria, exacerbating a humanitarian crisis.

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Treating Protesters in Turkey

Judge Dismisses Case Against Turkish Medical Association

02/20/2015

PHR today welcomed an Ankara court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit against the Turkish Medical Association (TMA), which had mobilized medical personnel to provide emergency care to demonstrators injured during the Gezi Park protests.

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Red Cross Volunteer Injured in Burma

Attack on Myanmar Red Cross Violates International Law

02/19/2015

PHR strongly condemns the recent attack in Burma (officially the Union of Myanmar) on a Myanmar Red Cross convoy that was evacuating civilians from a conflict area.

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Syrian Doctors Treating a Patient in a Field Hospital

Landmark United Nations General Assembly Resolution Calls for the Protection of Health Workers from Violence

12/15/2014

A resolution passed last week by the United Nations General Assembly recognizes for the first time the severity of attacks on health workers, facilities, and patients in all circumstances, and demands respect by States for provisions of medical ethics and human rights law, as well as international humanitarian law, said the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

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