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28 Nov 2017 description


A decade has gone by since the first African asylum seekers arrived in Israel. Still, the Ministry of Health has failed to formulate a comprehensive policy to regulate their access to health services. The following report details the costs of this failure - the health, moral and economic cost of the lack of healthcare policy for asylum seekers. It then offers an alternative: a sustainable solution for that population that includes a state-sponsored insurance arrangement.

27 Sep 2017 description

Physicians for Human Rights says string of five attacks in seven days is the most sustained pattern of hospital strikes in five months

08 Sep 2017 description

Physicians for Human Rights says the city is left with one remaining hospital for tens of thousands

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16 Aug 2017 description

Even if the police had suspicions of illegal conduct in the hopital permises, it had to coordinate its entrance with the managment so the entry to allow the safe activity of healthcare.

12 Jul 2017 description

2017 amendment to Anti-Infiltration Law will affect asylum seekers’ food security and ability to afford medical treatment

Earlier this week the “Deposit law”— the recent amendment to the Anti-Infiltration Law — came into force, with dangerous implications for the roughly 40,000 asylum seekers residing in Israel.

12 Jul 2017 description

Medications in Gaza are at high levels of scarcity, with a third of necessary medications and more than 270 items of medical equipment needed for surgery unavailable. Patients particularly affected are sufferers of cystic fibrosis, cancer patients and 240 babies with developmental problems. All duty bearers, including Hamas, the Palestinian Authority (PA), and Israel—through its decade long closure of the Strip—share responsibility for this humanitarian crisis.

12 Jul 2017 description

Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
State Under Review: Israel
Third Cycle
29th Session (January 2018)
Submitted by: Physicians for Human Rights – Israel

Aims and Objectives of this Report:

26 May 2017 description

We the undersigned organisations call upon UN Security Council members to take action to bring about an immediate ceasefire in Yemen, end the humanitarian crisis and support the UN Special Envoy's efforts towards an inclusive political solution to the conflict.

01 Apr 2017 description

During past week, Physicians for Human Rights has documented two strikes on medical facilities in Syria’s Hama governorate

New York, NY - 03/31/2017

06 Dec 2016 description

In July 2016, the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir erupted in protests against the killing of prominent militant leader Burhan Wani by security forces. In the violent clashes that ensued between Indian authorities and protesters, at least 87 people were killed and thousands injured.

21 Oct 2016 description

Physicians for Human Rights has documented numerous attacks on hospitals throughout Syria in lead-up to humanitarian pause in Aleppo

New York, NY - 10/21/2016

10 Aug 2016 description

Turkey’s Southeast Remains Under Siege as Purge Continues Nationwide

Crackdown in county’s restive southeast a grave foreshadowing of Turkey’s strong-arm tactics

03 Aug 2016 description

Physicians for Human Rights has verified six hospital strikes in and around Aleppo during last week of July

New York, NY - 08/03/2016

12 Jul 2016 description

Despite Aid Deliveries, Besieged Syrians in Madaya Starving to Death

Report from Physicians for Human Rights and Syrian American Medical Society shows deteriorating health conditions in Syrian town

10 Jul 2016 description
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The 2014 offensive on the Gaza Strip produced approximately one hundred new amputees among its residents. The end of the war was the start of a new one for the amputees - a battle to cope with the reality of their new life. The new report highlights the difficulties faced by Gazan's amputees on their way to rehabilitation.

29 Jun 2016 description

Those Who Believe In Justice Never Give Up

Defending human rights is slow, hard work. Across the globe, those who kill civilians, torture detainees, and use rape as a weapon of war all too often act in the belief that they will never have to pay for their crimes. It can take years of painstaking, often dangerous investigation for the perpetrators of such atrocities to be brought to justice.