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The Disappeared Doctors of Syria

The Syrian government has targeted health care workers with detention, abuse, and torture. Here are some of their stories.

February 22, 2022
Attacks on Health Care, Mass Atrocities, Persecution of Health Workers, Torture
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The Makings of a Health Crisis in Northern Syria

Destruction of the health sector is a signature of the conflict which continues to unfold in Syria. It has occurred in the context of one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and others have documented deliberate attacks on health care facilities and personnel during the past 10 […]

December 15, 2021
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From Behind Closed Doors: Voices of Hunger Strikers in U.S. Immigration Detention

Each day, the United States government unnecessarily locks up thousands of people, including children, in civil immigration detention in more than two hundred immigration detention centers around the country. People may be detained for many months – even years – as they await final adjudication of their cases or deportation. Trapped in a system marked […]

June 23, 2021
Asylum
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NBC and MSNBC Correspondent Jacob Soboroff Talks with PHR About Family Separation

Under the Trump administration, more than 5,500 children were forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the U.S. government’s policies to punish immigrants. When Jacob Soboroff, NBC News and MSNBC correspondent, first saw the conditions in which children were being held by authorities at the border, it was a sight he says he will never forget: “I didn’t fully […]

May 19, 2021
Asylum
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Dr. Richard Horton: A Leading Voice for Science and Rights Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

As editor-in-chief of The Lancet, Dr. Richard Horton led the charge in telling the story of COVID-19; a new virus that was rapidly killing millions and extremely difficult to contain. Dr. Horton made it his mission to encourage nations to mobilize more quickly; since then, Dr. Horton has become one of the sharpest critics of the […]

May 17, 2021
COVID-19
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The Fight Against COVID-19: Dr. Uğur Şahin and Dr. Özlem Türeci of BioNTech on Developing a Groundbreaking Vaccine and Protecting Frontline Workers

As a deadly pandemic raged on, Dr. Uğur Şahin and Dr. Özlem Türeci – physicians, immunologists, cancer researchers, and BioNtech founders knew that expansive knowledge of mRNA vaccine technology gave them the potential for creating the first COVID-19 vaccine. In collaboration with Pfizer, Dr. Şahin and Dr. Türeci were able to do just that in an unprecedented 11-month timeframe, enabling many across […]

May 17, 2021
COVID-19
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The “Dr. Fauci of South Texas”: Dr. Ricardo Cigarroa on Advocacy and Accountability

After Laredo Medical Center’s first positive COVID-19 patient in March 2020, it quickly became the epicenter of the pandemic. As cases continued to rise, Dr. Ricardo Cigarroa made the difficult decision to close his cardiology practice and shift his focus to fighting COVID-19 head on. Affectionately called the “Dr. Fauci of South Texas,” Dr. Cigarroa turned his practice into a COVID […]

May 17, 2021
COVID-19
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Public Health Over Politics: California’s Dr. Nichole Quick on the Role of Science for Public Safety in the Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic began to escalate in Orange County, California, it became clear that additional measures to protect the community needed to be taken. In May 2020, the former Chief Health Officer for Orange County, Dr. Nichole Quick, instituted a county-wide mask mandate. Dr. Quick faced enormous opposition from both the community and county supervisors, ultimately […]

May 17, 2021
COVID-19
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A Decade of Death, Destruction, and Denial

After 10 years of war and untold suffering in Syria, the landscape for human rights, justice, and accountability looks bleak. Explore an interactive timeline of the conflict.

March 11, 2021
Attacks on Health Care, Mass Atrocities, Persecution of Health Workers, Torture
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“A Targeted Attack on the Bronx”

In New York City, one of the most egregious incidents against peaceful protestors and street medics occurred on June 4, 2020 in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx.

September 24, 2020
COVID-19, Weapons