Definition Breakdown

Violations in the Middle East

Bahrain

Since 2011, healthcare workers have been systematically targeted for treating injured protestors, while security forces militarized the only public hospital. In 2011, Bahrain’s large-scale peaceful protest movement was met with a violent government…

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Iraq

Following decades of civil war and political instability, Iraq’s healthcare establishment faces attacks from extremist groups as well as angry citizens. After more than a decade of war, healthcare professionals face attacks from all sides of the conflict,…

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Egypt

With no clear resolution to the political and economic crises facing Egypt, health care workers have become targets of both popular frustration and government violence. Conditions for healthcare workers in Egypt have greatly deteriorated since the 2011…

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Syria

The conflict in Syria has demolished the Syrian healthcare system. Hospitals are targeted with barrel bombs and airstrikes, while medical treatment has been purposely denied to injured civilians. As pro-democracy protests turned into open rebellion against…

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Yemen

As a result of decades of conflict and political unrest, which has led to armed rebellions and a lack of central authority, Yemen is an especially dangerous place for healthcare workers. Long before the Saudi-led intervention in March 2015, or even before…
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