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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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.
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.
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.
LETTER FROM CHAIRMAN PROF. NADAV DAVIDOVITCH
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.
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
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.
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
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
Physicians for Human Rights has verified six hospital strikes in and around Aleppo during last week of July
New York, NY - 08/03/2016
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
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.
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.