Amanda Catanzano

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Covid-19 has brought into sharp focus the bravery and selflessness of health-care workers who — at great risk to their own health — are on the front lines of this once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic, celebrated with nightly cheers ringing from Manhattan to Milan.

It has also laid bare the contrast with decimated health systems in places like Syria, where doctors have, for far too long, been targeted with violence and where hospitals have been bombed.

The truth of this pandemic is that it cannot be defeated anywhere unless it is defeated everywhere. This is why an attack on health care anywhere is an attack on health care everywhere — and why the targeting of health workers and their facilities globally must be brought to an end and the perpetrators held accountable.…  Seguir leyendo »

2017 will mark the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict — a war that has left nearly half a million dead and forced millions of others from their homes.

The new year brought a ceasefire brokered by Russia, Iran and Turkey. But the ceasefire is serving as cover for «business as usual.» The Syrian government continues to use illegal means of war to crush political opponents and citizens, forcing them to accept an uncertain and unjust «peace.» But peace achieved by these means cannot, and will not, hold.

This should come as no surprise. Fundamental flaws arebaked into this agreement. Major parties to the conflict did not sign on to the ceasefire.…  Seguir leyendo »