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Kachin Man at Relief Camp in Burma

Kachin Conflict in Burma Enters Fifth Year


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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Damaged Ambulance in Pakistan

Conflicts and Crises Spawn Attacks on Health Care Worldwide


Health professionals, facilities, and patients are regularly targeted by violence and restrictive legislation in situations of conflict and civil unrest, according to an online, interactive world map of attacks on health published today by PHR.

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Medical Officer Holds Force-feeding Tube at Guantanamo

PHR Welcomes Decision on Navy Nurse, Demands End to Force-Feeding in Guantánamo


PHR welcomed the U.S. Navy’s decision not to discharge a nurse for refusing to force-feed detainees on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.

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Treatment After Gas Attack in Syria

New Resolution on Syrian Gas Attacks Will Have No Immediate Impact, says PHR


A draft U.N. resolution that reportedly seeks to assign blame in the gas attacks plaguing Syrians is a welcome and overdue step, but will likely fail to provide immediate relief.

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Detainees at Camp X-Raay

American Psychological Association Emails Expose Direct Ties to CIA Torture Program


PHR again urged the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the American Psychological Association’s complicity in the CIA torture program, following a new report in the NY Times.

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