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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,

October 2017

Libya’s Government Must Find Alternatives to Migrant Detention

October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , , |

The conditions of migrant detention in Libya have gradually worsened over the past year. In April 2018, UNHCR reported that it could only visit 19 out of the 33 Libyan migrant detention centers regularly. All four facilities located on the southern side of the country were inaccessible due to security reasons after violent conflict broke

March 2017

DMI welcomes HRC34 resolutions and regrets the update on Yemen

March 31st, 2017|Categories: Medical Impartiality News|Tags: , , , , |

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) is the only intergovernmental organization responding to all human rights violations in the world by exposing violators and calling for change. HRC can prevent human rights disasters from spreading, and hold States accountable for violating human rights, including the right to health and medical impartiality. The HRC held

August 2016

Libya’s Crumbling Healthcare System

August 11th, 2016|Categories: papers|Tags: , , , , , |

Background to the Libyan Conflict Libya’s long-ruling leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi, ruled the country from 1969 to 2011. Qaddafi outlined his political ideology in The Green Book and he exercised unrestricted control over the country. This led to vase human rights violations both inside the country as well as outside as the leader funded non-state actors

March 2015

Medical Impartiality Violations in Libya

March 17th, 2015|Categories: Medical Impartiality News, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Picture credited to The civil war in Libya and the fight against Muammar Qaddafi has decimated the Libyan healthcare system.  As protests in Libya escalated into civil war, violations of medical impartiality increased as the rebels and Qaddafi forces clashed.  Government officials denied proper medical treatment to civilians, stole medical records, created drug and

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