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21 May 2018 description


In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks

11 Feb 2017 description

Shuttering of El-Nadeem Center is an Attack on Human Rights Defenders

New York, NY - 02/10/2017

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today condemned the shuttering of Egypt’s premiere anti-torture organization and clinic, the El-Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence. On Thursday, Egyptian officials sealed the organization’s office doors after a protracted effort to halt its work.

09 Mar 2016 description

by Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD, Rohini J. Haar, MD, MPH

In recent years, there has been a rise in the number of popular protests in which people have taken to the streets to express grievances and claim their rights. In many cases, police and security forces have responded in ways that profoundly undermine the fundamental rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, often leading to escalations in violence through unwarranted, inappropriate, or disproportionate uses of force.

21 Jun 2011 description

In the early months of 2010, the Open Clinic’s staff began noticing an increasing phenomenon of female asylum seekers from Africa arriving at the Open Clinic in order to perform an abortion. In private conversations, the women revealed to the Open Clinic staff that they were raped on their way to Israel. In order to study and comprehend the increasingly many testimonies of cases of torture and rape in Sinai, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) put together a questionnaire, which was presented to hundreds of patients who had crossed Sinai on their way to Israel.

13 Dec 2010 description

Refugees and asylum seekers escaping conflict, genocide, famine, and torture face an extremely difficult journey. Thousands set out from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, and other African countries in search of safety and protection, passing through Egypt, where their situation remains hostile and insecure. Once arriving in Israel, they are immediately detained, often for several weeks, months, and sometimes even years.