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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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