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October 2018

The devastating humanitarian impact of Tripoli’s escalating violence

October 4th, 2018|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

After more than a week of violent confrontations, a ceasefire brokered by the United Nations (UN) was agreed upon between all armed groups in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, on 4 September 2018. The country has been in turmoil since the start of the civil war in 2011, and the violence has directly impacted the healthcare system,

September 2018

Violations of Right to Health in Kurdistan

September 6th, 2018|Categories: papers, Reports|Tags: , , , , , , |

Introduction In February 2018, a team from the Defenders for Medical Impartiality (DMI), with the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights (ECDHR), undertook a field mission to the Kurdistan region of Iraq, also known as Iraqi Kurdistan. The team visited Erbil and Duhok provinces where they conducted in-person meetings with representatives of local and

December 2017

The Psychological Toll of Systematic Attacks on Health

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , |

A World Health Organization (WHO) psychological assessment survey taken by more than 200 Syrian health workers measuring the effects of secondary exposure to extremely stressful events found that doctors residing in Syria are at a high risk of suffering from secondary stress. This is partly related to direct attacks on medical workers and facilities. As

May 2017

Attacks on Health Go Unpunished since Passing of Security Council Resolution 2286, says SHCC report

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

One year after the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2286, attacks on health workers, services, and infrastructure continue with impunity. In its report entitled Impunity Must End, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition documents attacks on health care in 23 countries. Released on the first anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2286,

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