Wars, Conflicts & Occupation

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UN humanitarian agencies prepare for health impact of crisis in Lebanon

17 July 2006 – With access to medical care, water, sanitation and other heath necessities in Lebanon severely limited by Israeli attacks, United Nations humanitarian agencies have stepped up preparations for a coordinated, regional response to the crisis, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Author/Source: 
United Nations
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A Call upon the International and Regional Communities: Say STOP to Israeli War on Lebanon

Lebanon has been under a war attack by Israel for the fifth day since Wednesday the 12th of July 2006. The situation has been deteriorating and the military attacks have been escalating.

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The Arab NGO Network for Development
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Appeal concerning the crisis in the Middle East

We appeal to all the warring parties in the current Middle East armed conflict to comply with international rules, which protect civilians.
We call on Israel, and on Palestinian and Lebanese militias to abstain from bombing, or firing at civilians.

Author/Source: 
European Federation of Professional Psychologists Associations and NGO’s and organisations with experience on humanitarian work
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PHM Calls For Immediate Cessation of Israeli Offensive in Palestine and Lebanon and for UN Intervention

PHM

17 July 2006
Ramalla (Palestine), 17th July, 2006: The Israeli offensive in Lebanon and Palestine is collective retribution against civilians in breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention and carries a high risk of all out war.

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PHM

Facts and figures: health-impact of the current Israeli raids

Facts and figures about the impact of the current Israeli raids
against Gaza on Health.

Author/Source: 
Mona El-Farra
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Health Work Committees statement regarding the humanitarian situation in Gaza:

The Israeli occupation army has been bombarding Gaza for 4 days. In addition, the Israeli occupation army has been raiding Palestinian cities and villages, arresting and terrorizing a whole nation.

Author/Source: 
The Health Work Committees
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Diary of a doctor in Gaza under large-scale attack

I am writing while the jet fighters are in the sky with their horrible sounds, bringing death and horror. It is 10:30 pm and I am still waiting, like everyone. I hope they will not go ahead with their operation into Gaza; the outcome could be horrible.

Author/Source: 
Mona Elfarra
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Urgent Appeal for Support to Avert Public Health Disaster in the Gaza Strip

Gaza has once again become the target of Israeli military invasions and the subject of methods of collective punishment, further exacerbating an existing, severe humanitarian situation in the Strip, and in Palestine as whole. Escalating levels of violence; the targeting of civlian infrastructure; the rising number of civilian deaths; prolonged border closures; cuts to humanitarian aid; and acute levels of poverty have clear, negative implications for both the status of public health in the Gaza Strip, and the ability of health institutions such as the Palestinian Medical Relief Society to maintain provision of critical health services.

Author/Source: 
Palestinian Medical Relief Society
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Thousands of displaced families flee Ramadi as hospitals run out of medicine

Doctors for Iraq has received reports that an estimated 3,250 families from the city of Ramadi have been forced to flee the city because of the threat of an imminent US/ Iraqi military attack on the city.

Author/Source: 
Doctors for Iraq society
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UN Health Rights Expert criticizes donors for failing their humanitarian responsibilities in Palestine

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Professor Paul Hunt, reminded the donor community that it has a responsibility to provide humanitarian assistance to the population in the Occupied Palestinian territories (OPT).

Author/Source: 
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
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Appeal from Palestinian health providers in ngos

We, the Palestinian health providers in the non governmental sector express our deep concern and rage at the rapid deterioration of health conditions, as an outcome of the imposed political and economical sanctions against the fairly elected Palestinian government as many of the international donors decided to stop their financial aid to the PNA. This coincided with Israeli escalations practiced against Palestinian civilians by the non stop intensive artillery shelling, assassinations, massive detentions and strict
closures.

Author/Source: 
PNGO

Nepal's king reinstates dissolved parliament

King Gyanendra announced on Monday he would reinstate Nepal's dissolved parliament, and political parties called it a victory for a popular protest movement that has paralysed the country.

Author/Source: 
By Simon Denyer and Gopal Sharma
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British Air force doctor imprisoned for refusing third tour in Iraq

A Royal Air Force doctor who refused orders to return to Iraq was last week sentenced by a court martial to eight months imprisonment and dismissal from the air force.

Author/Source: 
Owen Dyer, London
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Dr. Mathura Shrestha's arrest extended with 3 months

On April 18, the Nepali authorities have extended the detention of Nepali health activist Mathura P. Shrestha and five other political and political, human rights and civil society leaders by another three months. Dr. Shrestha is a prominent member of the People's Health Movement.

Author/Source: 
Wim De Ceukelaire
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