Introduction On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) took control of the country in a coup d’état. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in protest. The military regime not only imprisoned political rivals and dissenters, but quickly proceeded to wage war against the people of Myanmar at large with excessive force […]
Trapped in a system marked by mistreatment and abuse, medical neglect, and the denial of due process, hundreds of people in U.S. immigration detention engage in hunger strikes as a means of protest each year.
NOTE: The photographs included in this report were taken during the course of a research project for a PHR report entitled “’If I went back, I would not survive.’ Asylum Seekers Fleeing Violence in Mexico and Central America,” which was based on medical evaluations conducted by some of the same researchers who wrote this report. […]
Executive Summary On June 4, 2020, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) used force against protestors of police violence, arresting 263 people in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx. Mott Haven is a predominantly Black and Latinx community that historically has experienced high rates of poverty and homelessness. Since March 2020, the […]
One year after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Iraq’s health sector remains unable to adequately respond to the crisis. Iraq has struggled to deal with the COVID-19 emergency since the first case appeared in the country in late February 2020. Weakened by more than three decades of conflict, international sanctions, corruption, […]