hospitals

All Hospitals in Eastern Aleppo Out of Action

By Angus McDowall BEIRUT, Nov 20 – All hospitals in Syria’s besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy air strikes, its health directorate and the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, though a war monitor said some were still functioning. White House national security adviser Susan Rice said the United States

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MSF Slams Major U.N. Powers Over Hospital Attacks

By Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, May 4 – Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres on Tuesday slammed four of five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for ties to attacks on hospitals in Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan as the council demanded an end to such strikes. The 15-member council unanimously

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Squeezed by Budget and Daesh, Iraq’s Health System Struggles

BAGHDAD, Dec 15 – Iraq’s prime minister responded to protests this summer over failing public services by launching a campaign against corruption and mismanagement, yet more than four months later there is little sign of improvement in one key sector: healthcare. With Iraqis fleeing Daesh in ever greater numbers, the country’s growing population of internal

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The Hippocratic Death Warrant

Syrian government forces are targeting doctors as a weapon of war BY Lucy Westcott The number of doctors in Syria’s rebel-held eastern Aleppo has been reduced to no more than 80, as the vast majority have been killed or fled, according to nonprofit Physicians for Human Rights. The city is divided into two sections, with

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