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10/05/2016

Thirty-five doctors and 12 intensive care beds remain in east Aleppo. Doctors and health facilities are struggling under extreme resource shortages, fuel shortages, and overwhelming patient loads as the siege continues.
10/04/2016

Thirty-five doctors and 12 intensive care beds remain in east Aleppo. Doctors and health facilities are struggling under extreme resource shortages, fuel shortages, and overwhelming patient loads as the siege continues.
10/04/2016

The Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator urged an end to the conflict in Yemen and the attacks on civilians citing the rates of malnourishment and failing health care systems.
10/03/2016

Coalition member Syrian American Medical Society reports that its largest trauma hospital in eastern Aleppo City was destroyed after a bunker buster bomb landed at the front entrance. The bomb killed three maintenance workers and injured a nurse and ambulance driver. Only five hospitals remain operational in besieged Aleppo to care for a population of 300,000 civilians, including more than 85,000 children.
10/03/2016

As the Government of Afghanistan and world community gather in Brussels to reaffirm financial commitment to Afghanistan’s future, ACBAR and other health NGOs working in the country, make a series of recommendations for safeguarding healthcare and recognizing that as a key development factor.
09/30/2016

Pregnant women fleeing South Sudan arrive at settlements in Uganda only to face dire conditions: long walks to the (overcrowded) health center, malnutrition and hard labor to be able to make money to provide for their newborn babies.
09/29/2016

Coalition member ACBAR published a special briefing paper to the government of Afghanistan for the protection of aid workers. Since January 2015, 49 aid workers were killed, 38 wounded, and 30 kidnapped in the country. Part of the Brussels Series in preparation for the Brussels Conference, the paper details a set of recommendations to move forward.
09/29/2016

Aid agencies are starting to call for independent investigations to punish those responsible for attacks on civilians and aid workers amid prevailing inaction from the Security Council, impunity and lack of accountability.
09/27/2016

Coalition Chair Leonard Rubenstein recommends the UN Security Council take three immediate actions to protect health workers and services and implement its resolution from May 2016. The Council will hold a briefing on the resolution on September 28. After the recent, horrific attacks in Syria, the credibility of the Council is at stake.
09/26/2016

This list presents seven doctors and researchers doing incredible work on public health in Syria.

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