The Organization strongly urges all parties to the conflict in Syria to abide by international humanitarian law and protect civilians trapped in the conflict. In particular, WHO demands that all patients and health workers, facilities and vehicles be protected from violence during times of conflict

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As some of the most vulnerable people in Aleppo were moved from a former old-people’s home near the city’s front line on Wednesday, a Red Cross doctor involved in their evacuation sent the BBC this letter

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Syria’s Assault on Medics

August 15, 2016

Our Leonard Rubenstein writes to the New Yorker about the ongoing Syrian assault on hospitals, staff, and patients

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ISIS is making gains near Syria’s border with Turkey, seizing a string of villages and trapping tens of thousands of civilians, according to Doctors Without Borders and a Syrian monitoring group

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“The brutal attack on a hospital in Aleppo that killed more than 50 people last week underscores the urgency of Security Council action,” said Leonard S. Rubenstein, chair of the coalition. “That attack was only the most recent in a relentless series of assaults on hospitals and health facilities affecting at least 19 countries in the last year.”

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Airstrikes in Syria’s largest city killed more than a dozen people at a well-known hospital, says aid group Doctors Without Borders, adding that the violence killed one of the last pediatricians working in Aleppo

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Attacks hit two hospitals in northwest Syria Monday morning, killing at least 50 people and leaving tens of thousands of residents without medical care. The hospitals are about 75 miles apart; one of them is supported by Doctors Without Borders — also known as MSF

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis

October 1, 2015

Searching for solutions: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Symposium featuring our Leonard Rubenstein

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