Physicians for Human Rights

PHR and NGOs Urge United States and United Kingdom to end Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Monday, November 13, 2017
Physicians for Human Rights, a member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, and other nongovernmental organizations urge the US and UK to prevent a catastrophic worsening of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and avoid the serious risk that continued conflict in Yemen will lead to regional destabilization and increased threats to international peace and security.

PHR Urges Russian Medical Community to Protect Health in Syria

Monday, December 12, 2016
Coalition member Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) joins medical colleagues around the world in urging the Russian medical community to demand that its government ease the health care crisis in Syria. Health care continues to be used as a weapon of war: PHR has documented the deaths of 757 health workers and 382 attacks on medical facilities throughout the conflict.

Despite Relative Calm in Aleppo, Airstrikes on Syrian Hospitals Continue

Friday, October 21, 2016
As the Syrian and Russian governments planned to halt their bombing of civilians and hospitals in Aleppo, attacks on medical facilities in other parts of Syria continued unabated. Coalition member Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) documented a series of deadly strikes on hospitals throughout Syria and urged the international community to heed these ongoing violations of international law.

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.

Madaya: Portrait of a Syrian Town Under Siege

Friday, July 1, 2016
The Syrian government has besieged Madaya, a small town controlled by opposition forces an hour’s drive from Damascus, trapping residents inside without access to supplies, food, or services outside the town since July 2015, in violation of international humanitarian law. With inadequate food stores and medical care, 40,000 residents have suffered from starvation and malnutrition, and succumbed to disease, traumatic injury, and other life-threatening conditions.

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