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Open Letter

Ukraine Crisis: Statement of Civil Society Organizations on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

The organizations listed below express our deepest concern for the ongoing and escalating conflict in Ukraine, and call on governments to guarantee the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all women, adolescents and girls, as well as gender-diverse people, in the context of the refugees crisis affecting the Ukrainian border and its neighboring countries. Of […]

April 5, 2022
Sexual Violence
Open Letter

Stop Attacks on Health in Ukraine: Open Letter to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

March 23, 2022 His Excellency Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization Your Excellency: The undersigned leaders of organizations active in global health in areas of conflict express our appreciation for the WHO’s rapid confirmation of attacks on health care in Ukraine through the Surveillance System for Attacks on Health Care (SSA) […]

March 24, 2022
Attacks on Health Care
Open Letter

Open Letter on COVID-19 Boosters in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Detention Facilities

January 27, 2022 Dear Secretary Mayorkas and Acting Director Johnson, As concerned medical school faculty, we write to express serious concerns about U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) failure to provide COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible immigrants held in ICE detention facilities nationwide. The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent emergence of the Omicron variant […]

January 28, 2022
Open Letter

An Open Letter to President Ortega on the Human Rights Crackdown in Nicaragua

Dear President Ortega, I am addressing you today on behalf of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), an international non-governmental organization that uses the expertise of scientists, medical professionals, and public health experts to protect and promote human rights globally. During the past 35 years, we have conducted human rights investigations on virtually every continent, and […]

July 14, 2021
Open Letter

Letter to UN Ambassadors on UNSC Border-crossing Reauthorization Vote

Dear Ambassador,    The United Nations Security Council will meet next week to vote on the authorization for renewal of the UN cross-border operation to allow for the delivery of humanitarian aid to northern Syria. It is up to all Security Council Member States to insist on the right of almost six million Syrians – four million in the northwest […]

July 2, 2021
Open Letter

Coalition Letter to the Biden Administration on Title 42 Border Expulsions

Dear President Biden: We, the 105 undersigned organizations, write to express our alarm and disappointment that your administration is reportedly considering plans to continue to use the unlawful Title 42 expulsion policy to block and expel adult asylum seekers for at least two more months and may use punitive measures such as ankle monitors and […]

June 30, 2021
Open Letter

Open Letter to WHO Director-General Concerning the Election of the Government of Syria to the WHO Executive Board

June 3, 2021 Dr. Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusDirector-GeneralWorld Health OrganizationAvenue Appia 201202 GenevaSwitzerland Dear Dr. Adhanom Ghebreyesus, We write to you today to express our deep concern regarding the recent election of Syria to a three-year term as a member of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Executive Board. We strongly oppose the seating of this government […]

June 3, 2021
Attacks on Health Care, COVID-19
Open Letter

The United States Urgently Needs a COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for People in Immigration Detention: An Open Letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas

COVID-19 has created a perfect storm of health risks for people in immigration detention.

May 17, 2021
Open Letter

Open Letter to Secretary of State Blinken on the Public Health and Human Rights Crisis in Myanmar

April 7, 2021 To: Antony Blinken, Secretary of State CC: Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor; Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Jeff Zients, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator; Samantha Power, USAID Administrator Nominee Secretary Blinken: We write as concerned human rights organizations, humanitarian organizations, medical professional associations, labor organizations, and refugee rights organizations […]

April 7, 2021
Attacks on Health Care, Mass Atrocities
Open Letter

An Open Letter to President Biden

This public letter to President Biden was updated on February 23, 2021 with new signers, totaling 222. A safe, effective and accessible COVID-19 vaccine is vital to bring an end to today’s dual economic and health crisis – so our families are safe, so people can get back to work, so we can live our […]

February 23, 2021