Thousands of medical voices from across the United States have joined forces with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) to urge the Trump administration to immediately halt the separation of migrant and asylum seeking children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
A letter, addressed to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, signed by more than 5,000 experts across the health and child development fields, and calling for swift action, was delivered today to the administration.
This morning, over thirty oncology specialists from Israeli hospitals called upon the Ministry of Health and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (CGAT) to allow women cancer patients form the Gaza Strip to travel for urgent and lifesaving treatments in hospitals in Israel and the West Bank.
On Monday, May 14, 2018, 57 people died and 1,114 were injured from live bullets, at least seventy of them severely or critically, in demonstrations along the fence with Gaza Strip. This brought the total number of casualties since the start of the current confrontations on March 30 to 86 dead and about 3,670 wounded – all injured by live fire.
This paper brings testimonies by physicians and nurses who treated those injured demonstrators on that Monday. We believe these provide the most accurate and poignant account of the conditions under which the people of Gaza live and die.
Thursday May 24th we supplied the hospitals in the Gaza Strip with medicines and disposable medical equipment at a cost of $70,000.
The equipment provided is designated mainly for emergency and operating rooms, in order to help them deal with the large number of injured following the confrontation along the border fence over the past few weeks.
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
The situation at the European Hospital in Gaza as described by Head of Vascular Surgery, Dr. Abed Al-Majid Klub on April 20, 2018.
The fact that the state refuses to let anyone leave for treatment merely on account of the circumstances of their injury, is an outrageously cruel act.
In recent weeks, tens of thousands of Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip have demonstrated in several locations along the border fence. The demonstrations claimed the life of forty Palestinians, and 5,511 were injured, at least 138 severely. Out of this total, 1,704 were injured in their lower limbs, 21 of them lost a limb, and more in danger of losing one.
PHRI held 3 house meetings in the course of March 2018 together with Isha L’Isha – Haifa Feminist Center.
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”.
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
Geneva, Switzerland - A coalition of medical and humanitarian organizations, some working inside besieged Eastern Ghouta, have urged the United Nations Security Council to vote for an immediate cessation of hostilities to allow urgent humanitarian assistance to all areas in need in Syria. The Security Council is expected to vote tomorrow on a resolution aimed at implementing the cessation of hostilities and lifting sieges on areas like Eastern Ghouta.
Joint Statement: Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Medical Aid for Palestinians & Physicians for Human Rights Israel
Israel: Record-Low in Gaza Medical Permits 54 Died in 2017 Awaiting Israeli Permit
The last few weeks have seen an encouraging surge in the opposition to the government’s decision to deport asylum seekers from Sudan and Eritrea who have been living in Israel for over a decade.
Gaza Health System Sees No Improvement Post Reconciliation
Essential drugs unavailable; non-payment of wages; dismissed doctors not reinstated; Rafah Crossing opened only seven times in three months
Physicians for Human Rights Says Without an Investigation and Transparency, Repatriation Is a Nonstarter
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Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today expressed concern over an agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled brutal violence in Myanmar.
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.
Physicians for Human Rights says string of five attacks in seven days is the most sustained pattern of hospital strikes in five months
Physicians for Human Rights says the city is left with one remaining hospital for tens of thousands
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