New York, NY - 04/16/2018
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is calling for international investigation, oversight, and protection in the wake of Myanmar’s claim that it has repatriated the first Rohingya refugees from neighboring Bangladesh. Though PHR cannot independently verify this claim, and there are serious questions regarding its authenticity, the organization remains gravely concerned for the safety of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled to Bangladesh following brutal violence in Myanmar.
Physicians for Human Rights Israel’s delegation returned from the Gaza Strip after providing medical treatment to 380 patients and operating on 15 of them: “In the most advanced hospital in Gaza it felt like the 1970s. If things remain this way, most gunshot casualties will have to undergo amputation”.
*This news release has been updated to reflect two additional signatories, bringing the final number to 47.
Humanitarian Norms Ignored as Syria’s Civilian Health Deliberately Targeted
PHR condemns escalation of attacks as conflict enters eighth year
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) released an issue brief today highlighting a pattern of targeted attacks on health care throughout war-torn Syria, taking place with impunity and with staggering consequences.
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Condemns Stripping of Medical Supplies From Convoys Entering Eastern Ghouta
The Executive Director seeks an Executive Assistant to be a “right hand”, providing strong support for a wide range of administrative services. This is a full-time position based in our New York headquarters.
PHR is seeking an experienced and qualified program officer to work with the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones (SVCZ) to help increase local capacity for the collection of court-admissible evidence of sexual violence to support prosecutions for these crimes. The program officer coordinates the Program’s day-to-day activities in the United States and in focus countries, participates in the planning and development of programmatic activities in these locations, and cultivates and maintains strong relationships globally to advance the goals of the SVCZ Program
PHR launched the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones, a multi-year training and advocacy initiative, in 2011, with the aim of forging coalitions among regional medical, law enforcement, and legal experts in areas experiencing armed conflict. The goal of the program is to increase local capacity for the collection of court-admissible evidence of sexual violence to support local and international prosecutions for these crimes.