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Evaluating Asylum Seekers: An Interview with Dr. Arno Vosk

SampsoniaWay.org
05/09/2013

Asylum Network volunteer Dr. Vosk discusses the role coincidence plays in keeping asylum seekers alive, his method of assessing trauma via an individual’s scars, and the difficulties people face when seeking refuge in the US, where “fearfulness and rejection of immigrants have become an accepted part of national policy.”

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Dr. Eddy Ameen, Asylum Network Volunteer

SampsoniaWay.org
05/07/2013

Sampsonia Way speaks to Dr. Eddy Ameen, a licensed professional counselor who works as a volunteer in Physicians For Human Rights’ Asylum Network program.

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Evaluating Asylum Seekers

SampsoniaWay.org
05/01/2013

Sampsonia Way is launching a series of interviews with physicians that donate their time to The Asylum Network of Physicians for Human Rights. Today we present what the organization does and some of the experiences of one of PHR’s volunteers in providing evaluations for asylum seekers.

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How Doctors Would Know If Syrians Were Hit With Nerve Gas

NPR.org
05/01/2013

President Obama affirmed Tuesday that there's evidence Syrians have been attacked with chemical weapons — in particular, nerve gas. But that's not the same as proof positive. So PHR is setting up a network to get fact sheets about chemical weapons into the hands of Syrian physicians.

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Key Step in Checking Chemical-Arms Use Is Also Hardest

New York Times
04/23/2013

The most important step in conclusively determining whether chemical weapons have been used is for independent experts to get prompt, unfettered access to the site of the suspected attack, according to Physicians for Human Rights, the American organization that was one of the first to document Iraq’s use of poison gas against its Kurdish population in 1988.

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