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PHR Condemns Brazen Attack on Syrian Humanitarian Convoy

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Following the deadly overnight attack on a humanitarian aid convoy in Syria, most likely carried out by Syrian or Russian government aircraft, PHR condemns the attack that killed approximately 20 people, including aid workers and truck drivers, and destroyed 18 trucks loaded with vital food, medical, and other humanitarian supplies meant for tens of thousands of Syrians in opposition-held areas west of Aleppo city.

Stephen O'Brien's Statement to the UN Security Council

Monday, August 22, 2016
"What is happening in Aleppo today and throughout Syria over the last five years is an outrage against every moral fiber in our being," said Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, on August 22. He asked the Security Council to honor the health and humanitarian workers in Syria and around the world by "agreeing to stop the guns, the shells, the airstrikes, and the bombs." 

Physician and Nursing Leaders Condemn Syrian Attacks on Health Personnel

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The leaders of the world’s physicians and nursing associations have condemned the continuing violence against health workers in Syria and other nations.In a joint statement, the World Medical Association and the International Council of Nurses said that the persistent and targeted attacks on doctors, nurses, emergency medical personnel and other health workers in Syria have reached unprecedented levels that should alarm the world.

Press Release: 43 Attacks Marks July as the Worst Month for Attacks on Healthcare in Syria

Friday, August 5, 2016
July has been the worst month for attacks on healthcare since the beginning of the conflict, says the Syrian American Medical Society. There were 43 attacks on healthcare facilities in Syria in July—more than one attack every day. In 2015, this number of attacks occurred over six months, with 47 attacks between January and May, according to Physicians for Human Rights.

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