Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today called for an immediate, impartial investigation into the murder of a Congolese doctor slain at his home on the night of April 13.
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) honored Turkish human rights defender Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı and philanthropist and publisher Sigrid Rausing at the organization’s gala in New York City last night. PHR also used the occasion to announce an $8 million challenge gift from the Open Society Foundations and the launch of a $24 million fundraising campaign. George Soros, founder and chairman of OSF, and OSF’s president Chris Stone attended the gala to join PHR in making the announcement.
Largest contribution in PHR’s 30-year history, Open Society Foundations gift will strengthen organization’s efforts to advance human rights through science and medicine
Once again, the Security Council has utterly failed in its duty to protect civilians and to ensure international peace and security. For the eighth time, Russia has used its veto to provide political cover to its poisonous Syrian allies.
Today, PHR condemns the apparent chemical weapon attack in the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria’s Idlib governorate, as well as a suspected strike on the town’s medical facility, which was treating victims of the chemical attack.