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Doctors of Aleppo Abandoned, Again

Widney Brown | Posted 08.17.2016 | World
Widney Brown

In their letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, Aleppo's remaining doctors pleaded not for tears but for a plan to end the Syrian government's all-out assault on hospitals and medical workers. And the response from the White House was the same as it's been for months: we're working on it.

Medical Neutrality Under Attack

Eva Smets | Posted 12.09.2015 | World
Eva Smets

As the WHO is working to strengthen its capacity to monitor and report on attacks against hospitals, Watchlist encourages close coordination with UNICEF and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Children and Armed Conflict to prevent duplication and complement monitoring efforts through the UN-led MRM.

Medical Care Under Threat in 2013

Donna McKay | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Donna McKay

In Bahrain, physicians remain imprisoned during the holidays simply for doing their job. Turkey is considering a bill that seeks to criminalize emergency medical care. And in Syria, the attacks against physicians have reached such epidemic proportions as to constitute war crimes, exacerbating an already massive humanitarian and human rights crisis.

Targeting the Healers: When Governments Attack Health Workers in Times of Conflict

Andrea Gittleman | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Andrea Gittleman

Repressive governments too often target health systems, including doctors, hospitals, and ambulances, as part of a larger crackdown on a civilian population.