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Destroyed Hospital Room in the Shaar district of Syria

May Marks Deadliest Month for Medical Personnel in Syria; June was Second Highest for Facility Attacks

07/23/2014

PHR today released the latest numbers on attacks on health care in Syria, which show that – with 30 deaths – May was the deadliest month for medical professionals.

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Destroyed Ambulance in Shejaiya Neighborhood in Gaza

PHR Calls for Protection of Medical Facilities and Personnel in Gaza

07/22/2014

PHR calls on the government of Israel to stop attacking health facilities, ambulances, and health personnel in Gaza. PHR also said that Hamas and other armed groups must fully respect and protect the neutral operation of medical personnel and patients’ safety by ensuring that no military equipment or units operate in or near medical facilities.

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Force-feeding at Guantánamo

PHR Welcomes Nurse’s Decision to Honor Medical Ethics by Refusing to Force-Feed Guantánamo Detainees

07/17/2014

PHR supports the refusal of a U.S. Navy nurse to continue force-feeding Guantánamo Bay prisoners, who are engaged in hunger strikes as a legitimate form of protest.

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Landmine in Afghanistan

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PHR Comments on Landmine Treaty Announcement

06/27/2014

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which shared the Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, said today that the United States has made progress by committing not to produce additional anti-personnel mines, but criticized the government for falling short of signing the Mine Ban Treaty.

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Physicians for Human Rights to Host Panels & Film Screening at Global Summit on Sexual Violence

06/04/2014

Experts from the medical, law enforcement, and justice fields from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, the United States, and other countries will discuss how these sectors can work together to help collect, document, and preserve forensic evidence of sexual violence and prosecute these cases at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London.

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