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11/21/2017

Attacks on health care range from catastrophic to casual. At what cost?
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11/13/2017

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.
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11/10/2017

In reaction to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen, the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations, a coalition member, and National Association of Medical Students in Yemen released an appeal to advocate for immediate access to medical and humanitarian aid for people in need and urge involved parties to immediately take concrete steps to improve the situation.
11/03/2017

Most of Sirte’s health facilities lack the simplest equipment. They operate on a wing and a prayer with devices that need maintenance and recalibration.
10/31/2017

Today the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition supported a declaration by France and eleven other UN member states to take concrete steps toward implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2286 and protect health care in conflict.
10/26/2017

A tightening siege has pushed people to the verge of famine in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, residents and aid workers say. At least 1,200 children suffer from malnutrition, and 1,500 others are at risk.
10/18/2017

Cut off from imports, and under ceaseless Saudi bombardment, Yemen is now one of the worst humanitarian crises of modern times. Seven million Yemenis live in areas that are close to famine, two million children are suffering from acute malnutrition, and an outbreak of cholera has infected over 600,000 people.
10/18/2017

Children are starving to death in Central African Republic because violence has forced aid workers to pull out, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the country said.
10/17/2017

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, a member of the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, said Israel delayed the exit of five women cancer patients from the Gaza Strip for urgent and lifesaving treatment by an average of six months.
10/17/2017

From a lack of ambulance drivers to break-downs of the ambulances themselves, to checkpoints blocking routes to hospitals to a shortage of blood, the chaotic response to the deadliest truck bombing in Somalia’s history cost additional lives, medics said.

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