In 2011, war erupted in Syria, quickly escalating into humanitarian crisis. The ongoing multi-sided armed conflict has become very intense, and Syria has thereby witnessed a deteriorating human rights situation. The Syrian conflict has so far resulted in thousands of casualties and millions of persons either internally displaced or seeking refuge abroad. Those who are
“When I fall sick at home I go and get medical treatment. I do not cry. However, when you fall sick in that country [Qatar] you get really scared.” Medical care for this domestic worker was not a priority for her employer. Despite her respiratory difficulties, her employer made her work for long periods of time
7 March 2016 — Defenders for Medical Impartiality (DMI) and the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR) are pleased to announce the publishing of Doctors in Distress: Systematic violations of Medical Impartiality — a report on the widespread and systematic violations of medical impartiality in countries across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.