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02/24/2017

According to coalition members MAP and Physicians for Human Rights – Israel, more than a third of all patients applying to leave Gaza for treatment elsewhere in the oPt or abroad last year were denied or did not receive an answer in time for their appointment.
02/23/2017

Coalition member Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is deeply alarmed by reports of systematic targeting of hospitals and medical infrastructure in Dara’a, Syria.
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01/24/2017

Coalition member Save the Children gave a statement supported by the coalition at the 140th session of the WHO Executive Board, encouraging the WHO to finalize its methods to collect data on attacks on health care, and stressing the importance of disseminating the data to Member States.
12/12/2016

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.
12/06/2016

The humanitarian crisis in eastern Aleppo is tragic but not unimaginable or surprising—it is the result of years of inaction by the international community, writes Physicians for Human Rights researcher Elise Baker.
11/29/2016

Physicians for Human Rights-Israel reports on the increasing number of attacks against personnel and transport teams by Israeli Army and Border Police in Israel and Palestine and the Israeli authorities dismissal or delay in investigating these occurrences.
11/28/2016

The last week has seen the surge of violence in Syria’s city of Aleppo, in which every hospital in the rebel-held east Aleppo has been damaged to the extent of putting them out of service (a statement confirmed by the World Health Organization), leaving more than 250,000 men, women, and children living in east Aleppo without access to health care. In light of this, the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) reaffirms its firm stance against violations of International Humanitarian Law and attacks on health care workers, facilities, and systems.
11/28/2016

The "last hospital" in east Aleppo is a grim site. The building is crowded and the injured lay all over its corridors. Blood lines the floors, and its smell - along with the sound of screams and cries - fill the air. Much of the surrounding area has been destroyed.
11/26/2016

The Palestinian health care system in the besieged Gaza Strip is facing a “real disaster” due to the shortage of fuel supplies for generators that provide electricity for hospitals, a spokesman for the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza warned.
11/17/2016

Each of the eight hospitals in east Aleppo that were functioning before the siege have been hit, many of them multiple times, with 27 strikes on hospitals in four months.

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