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Health worker dies after shelling of ambulance in Gaza

Date: 
Fri, 01/04/2008

Paramedic Arafa Abd Al-Dayim (33 years old, resident of Beit Hanoun) died around 1.45 PM, during surgery.

At approximately 10 AM one of the 4 ambulance teams of Oxfam partner UHWC (union of health work committees) in Gaza was shelled during the Israeli shelling (tank or artillery) on Beit Lahiya, while trying to evacuate an
injured person from previous bombing. The hit happened at the Western Round About in Beit Lahiya.

The UHWC-ambulance team attempted to evacuate people to Al-Awda Hospital, one of the medical facilities of UHWC in Jabiliya.

Author/Source: 
Oxfam
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STOP the military massacre in Gaza NOW!

Date: 
Wed, 12/31/2008

Press release: Cairo and Ramallah (West Bank): 31st Dec 2008

"STOP the military massacre in Gaza NOW!"

Health groups demand Israel immediately stop ongoing military attack

The People's Health Movement condemns the brutal attack on Palestinians and demand an immediate stop to Israel's ongoing military attack on Gaza. People's Health Movement is a global coalition of grassroot health and peace activists fighting injustice, ill health and poverty, worldwide.

Urgent Appeal to stop the massacre in Gaza Strip

Date: 
Sat, 12/27/2008

The vicious Israeli aggression on Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip adds to the suffering of the people who have been under an imposed siege causing a severe shortage of food, medicine, electricity and various types of fuel. The aggression which started this morning has killed and injured tens of Palestinians in Gaza.

Author/Source: 
Health Work Committees Palestine
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Will the world stand by as large scale killings evolve in front of their eyes in Gaza?

Date: 
Sat, 12/27/2008

Ramallah, 27/12/08. This morning, Israel started a massive offensive in the Gaza Strip, leaving behind death, destruction and intense suffering. Medical teams, fire fighters and civilians have been working all day to safe those buried under the rubble of destroyed houses, to transport the injured and death to the hospitals, to extinguish the fires, to protect the children, whilst fearing for the lives of their loved ones in the face of renewed attacks.

Author/Source: 
Palestinian Medical Relief Society
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Black Saturday: Massacre in Gaza

Date: 
Sat, 12/27/2008

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" Edmund Burke

You are probably aware that the Israeli Cabinet has in the last few days approved the launch of a military operation against Gaza by all the forces of the Israeli demolishing forces (IDF). The assault was launched at around 11:30 am and carried out in two separate waves of attacks, during which over 100 bombs were dropped on dozens of targets. Some 80 warplanes and helicopters took part in the assault destroying several civil police compound and civilian homes.

Author/Source: 
Dr. Yousef Mousa, Executive Director, UHWC Gaza
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Call for international action to protect the lives of indigenous people in the south of Colombia

Date: 
Sun, 10/19/2008

With feelings of pain, indignation and sadness, the organisations and individuals who make part of the International People's Health Movement in Latin America and the World are making an urgent call for the mobilization of support for the lives and integrity of the original ommunities and people from the south of Colombia in the Cauca Valley by denouncing, before the international community, the criminal acts committed by the Government of President Álvaro Uribe.

Author/Source: 
Movimiento para la Salud de los Pueblos

APPEAL TO OBSERVE ONE YEAR OF DR. BINAYAK SEN’S UNJUST DETENTION

Date: 
Fri, 05/02/2008

On May 13th/14th, 2008 Dr. Binayak Sen, an activist with a lifelong commitment to the issues of community health and human rights, will complete his first year of unjust imprisonment at the Raipur Central jail in Chhattisgarh. Organizations across the globe will be holding events on the evening of May 13th, 2008 to mark one year of his imprisonment. We appeal to your organization to hold rallies, candlelight vigils or lectures against his unconstitutional detention. Please let us know at [email protected] if your organization would endorse this appeal.

Author/Source: 
COMMITTEE FOR THE RELEASE OF DR BINAYAK SEN
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India: Fair Trial Doubtful for Honored Rights Advocate

Date: 
Tue, 04/29/2008

Chhattisgarh Government Should Not Use Naxalite Issue to Silence Critics.

Author/Source: 
Human Rights Watch
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Iraqi hospitals overwhelmed by number of casualties following intense fighting

Date: 
Fri, 04/04/2008
Five days of intense fighting between the Mehdi army militia and the Iraqi military has left hospitals in Iraq overwhelmed with the number of casualties. Doctors for Iraq's network of doctors across the country report that hospitals are lacking many medical supplies such as IV fluid, antibiotics and specialist doctors to treat the injured.

Author/Source: 
Doctors for Iraq
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Message from Dr Salam Ismael (Iraq) to the protestors around the world

Date: 
Tue, 03/18/2008
Dear all,

After five years, we are back here to the streets that unified us, to say to the world that each one of you who went around the world protesting against that illegal war was RIGHT.

I know it was costly. It was costly for us as Iraqis, it was costly of our blood and tears. But it was for a bigger cause, a cause for our country to be free and dignified.

Author/Source: 
Dr. Salam Ismael
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Canada: Health Workers, Supporters Rally to Break the Siege on Gaza!

Date: 
Wed, 01/30/2008

On a cold and rainy evening in Vancouver, over 30 people gathered outside the U.S. consulate to draw attention to the health impact of the brutal Israeli siege of Gaza. Protesters carried signs highlighting the atrocious health situation in Gaza and called on Israel - and it's Canadian and U.S. backers - to end the siege and the occupation of Palestinian lands.

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Israeli Airstrike in Gaza Destroys Medical Relief Head Office, Kills Baby

Date: 
Thu, 02/28/2008

Ramallah, 28/02/2008. An Israeli airstrike aimed at the ministry of interior building in Gaza City also destroyed the nearby Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) head office in Gaza and killed a 5-month-old baby in a residential building in the same area.

Author/Source: 
PMRS
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The Global Crisis and People’s Health

Date: 
Tue, 08/14/2007

In a forum on The Global Crisis and People’s Health, held in Balay Kalinaw at the University of the Philippines in Diliman last July 31, health activists pointed out that further militarization pose the greatest threat to health and peace.

The month of July ended with news on climate change, war, violence, militarization and emergence of new forms of diseases.

Author/Source: 
PHM-Philippines
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Call for WHO to investigate Iraq War: Break the Silence demands PHM!

The People’s Health Movement has called upon the WHO to break its silence on the growing number of casualties and collapse of public health systems in Iraq due to the US occupation.

Author/Source: 
PHM

Public Health Disaster Faces Northern Gaza Strip as Sewage Treatment Plant Floods Village, Killing 6

Ramallah, 27-03-07: Six Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip today, drowned in a flood of sewage that swept over the village of Um Al Nasser in the Northern Gaza Strip as the banks of a nearby waste water treatment pool burst. Two elderly women, two children and a teenage girl were amongst the dead.

Author/Source: 
PMRS
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