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About Physicians for
Human Rights (PHR)
Since 1986, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used medicine and science to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations.
PHR was founded on the idea that physicians and other health professionals possess unique skills that lend significant credibility to the investigation and documentation of human rights abuses.
We shared the Nobel Peace Prize for our work to end the scourge of landmines. And today, from Syria to Sudan, from Yemen to the U.S. border, we are using the unassailable facts of forensic medicine and scientific investigation to document human rights crimes and make sure that those who commit them are held accountable.Our supporters believe in justice.
Protect Human Rights
With human rights abuses mounting worldwide, your support is urgently needed. Make a tax-deductible donation and fuel our ongoing work to:
- Investigate and document U.S. immigration policies that harm immigrants and asylum seekers;
- Seek justice for the attacks on medical facilities and personnel in Syria and Yemen;
- Provide physical and psychological evidence of torture and ill-treatment to validate survivors’ voices and bring perpetrators to justice;
- Shine a spotlight on the health effects of prohibited weapons like chemical agents and landmines as well as so-called non-lethal weapons like teargas and rubber bullets;
- End impunity for sexual violence and bring justice to survivors;
- Support health professionals and organizations in upholding medical ethics and human rights, including the core tenet, “Do no harm”; and
- Mobilize forensic scientists and other experts to investigate and document mass crimes worldwide.
“Please Tell the World What They Have Done to Us”
Help us expose the truth about human rights violations worldwide.
Our work — from Syria to Myanmar and from Yemen to the U.S.-Mexico border — depends on your support.
We use the power of scientific and medical techniques to establish a fact-based record.
We enable front-line human rights defenders to expose violations and seek justice.
We use our authoritative voice to protect human rights and end impunity for perpetrators.
And we need your support to do it.Join us – donate to PHR today.
Physicians on the Front Lines.
“Returning asylum seekers to Mexico endangers their lives and is a catastrophic stressor to their health and well-being. The amount of time asylum seekers spend waiting, whether in detention or in a setting where they feel unsafe, is often correlated with an increase in complex physical and mental health problems.”
— Dr. Mary Cheffers, PHR Asylum Network
“The thing that really strikes me is that, despite all the horrors that we’ve been seeing, both among women and children, who have not been spared … these are the lucky ones — the lucky ones who were able to survive, trekking for days across the jungle to get here, even if they’ve had landmine injuries, gunshot wounds, or burns.”
— Dr. Rohini J. Haar, PHR medical expert
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