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December 2018

The Appalling Appraisal of The Recent Attacks on Health Care in Syria

December 27th, 2018|Categories: papers, Reports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Introduction Amongst the past seven years of conflict during the ongoing Syrian civil war, 2018 was the least lethal for civilians, with a death toll of 6,228 persons as reported by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). However, the diminution of civilian deaths does not imply a decrease in violence. Indeed, more than 20

December 2016

Nothing is Spared in Aleppo

December 7th, 2016|Categories: papers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sustained and repeated attacks on civilian infrastructure in rebel-held Aleppo are contributing to a large number of civilian casualties and depriving thousands of adequate medical care. All parties to the conflict, especially the Syrian and Russian governments, must take all necessary precautions to spare civilians and civilian infrastructure, and allow for the delivery of needed

October 2016

Aleppo’s Children Face Strains on Health Care Access

October 31st, 2016|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In just the past month, over 300 children have died in Aleppo and another 100 have been wounded. Syrian and Russian forces have launched indiscriminate strikes on health care facilities in Aleppo, contributing to the high number of deaths and injuries among children. Some are dying inside struck hospitals, and an average of 17 children

HRC33 Side Event Summary: “Doctors under Attack: Systematic Violations of Medical Impartiality in Yemen, Syria, and Egypt”

October 5th, 2016|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

27 September 2016, Geneva, Switzerland - Defenders for Medical Impartiality organized a panel event entitled "Doctors under Attack: Systematic Violations of Medical Impartiality in Yemen, Syria, and Egypt." The event was held in parallel to the 33rd Session of the Human Rights Council (HRC).   Moderating the panel was Diam Abou Diab, Senior Advocacy Associate for

June 2016

Hospitals are #NotATarget: The Differing Scope of Protections for Medical Personnel in International and Non-International Armed Conflicts

June 15th, 2016|Categories: papers|Tags: , , , , , |

International humanitarian law (IHL) is “a set of rules which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. It protects persons who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare.” As set out in the United Nations Charter of 1945, IHL does

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