Physicians For Human Rights Executive Director Calls For Protection Of Syrian Health Professionals
Open Society Foundations’ “Voices”: In the Crosshairs, Syria’s Doctors Are Still Saving Lives — and Bearing Witness
Donna McKay, executive director of Physicians for Human Rights, discusses the challenges of delivering health care in Syria and the role health professionals play in advocating for human rights. “In Syria, attacks on hospitals, clinics, maternity wards, pediatric centers, and field hospitals have become a horrific weapon of war. … Syrian health professionals — and indeed health professionals around the world — put their lives on the line every day, bearing witness to atrocities in the hopes that someday justice will come. The least we can do is call for their protection, amplify their voices, and ensure that once this awful conflict ends, the evidence they have gathered can be used to hold war criminals to account” (4/18).