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Name: Joyce Miller
Date registered: April 3, 2012
URL: http://www.aahs.org

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The Shadow Doctors: The Underground Race to Spread Medical Knowledge as the Syrian Regime Erases It

by jmiller on June 27, 2016

“In the past five years, the Syrian government has assassinated, bombed, and tortured to death almost seven hundred medical personnel, according to Physicians for Human Rights, an organization that documents attacks on medical care in war zones.”  A United Nations commission concluded, “Government forces deliberately target medical personnel to gain military advantage, denying treatment to wounded fighters and civilians as a matter of policy. In meetings, the U.N. Security Council strongly condemns such violations of international humanitarian law.  In practice, however, four of its five permanent members support coalitions that attack hospitals in Syria, Yemen and the Sudan.  Despite the onslaught, doctors and international NGOs have forged an elaborate network of underground hospitals throughout Syria.” To read this entire chilling article from this month’s New Yorker , click here.