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  • COVID-19 Cases Almost Tripled in Three Weeks

    The number of COVID-19 cases has almost tripled in the past three weeks. As of October 26, 2020 there are 4281 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 21 deaths in northwest Syria. The numbers continue to rise. UOSSM is on the ground responding by establishing isolation centers, providing hygiene kits, which include masks and sanitizers, and distributing nutritious food, to help build immunity, training staff on handling the Coronavirus, and providing educational materials to the families in displacement camps on how to protect themselves from COVID-19. We continue to pray for everyone's safety and urge people to please wash your hands, wear masks and maintain social distancing when possible.


  • COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

    COVID-19 Update: Confirmed cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in northwest Syria. There are now a total of 1294 total cases with 69 new cases in the past 24 hours. No new deaths were reported today. The total death toll from COVID-19 is 14 in the region. We continue to pray for everyone's health and well-being and urge social distancing and mask wearing.

  • UOSSM Prepares 3 New Isolation Centers

    UOSSM prepares to begin operating 3 new isolation centers in Areeha, Kafr Takhareem, and Banash in northwest Syria. The centers will provide health care for confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19.

    The centers admit patients with minor to moderate cases, providing them with the medical attention they require, while containing the coronavirus, preventing an outbreak which could be catastrophic. Patients with confirmed or suspected cases are sent to the isolation centers from primary and secondary healthcare centers through a coordinated referral network. Patients are transported via vehicles exclusive to COVID-19 patients.

     


  • published COVID-19 Update in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-10-05 17:37:34 -0400

    COVID-19 Update

    COVID-19 Update: There are now 725 cases of COVID-19 in northwest Syria, 71 of the new cases were in the past 24 hours.


  • published UOSSM Isolation Centers in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-10-05 17:34:36 -0400

    UOSSM Isolation Centers

    UOSSM has established isolation centers throughout northern Syria. The goal of these centers is to ultimately save lives by isolating cases and suspected cases of COVID-19. The centers admit patients with minor to moderate cases, providing them with the medical attention they require, while containing the coronavirus, preventing an outbreak which could be catastrophic. Patients with confirmed or suspected cases are sent to the isolation centers from primary and secondary healthcare centers through a coordinated referral network. Patients are transported via vehicles exclusive to COVID-19 patients. We hope these measures will prevent an outbreak in crowded areas in northern Syria.

     


  • published August 2020 in NEWSLETTERS 2020-09-24 12:55:51 -0400

    August 2020

    UOSSM USA's latest news and updates!

    August 2020 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

     

     

    UOSSM Activities

    UOSSM USA Launches Campaign to Build 2 ICUs in Yemen

    There are over 14 million people in Yemen at risk of starvation and outbreaks of deadly diseases. Five years of conflict has led to widespread destruction of hospitals, healthcare facilities, water, and sanitation systems, and caused over 230,000 deaths, primarily due to lack of clean water, food, and healthcare services. The COVID-19 outbreak in Yemen, within the current alarming frail healthcare and infrastructure, will have a devastating impact on the lives of millions of people in Yemen. UOSSM USA wants to help save lives and support the Yemeni people by establishing two ICU centers to support nearby hospitals to be able to treat the people affected by COVID-19 in Sana’a and Aden. The ICU centers would help provide life-saving support to those who need it most.

    Please click here if you would like to support this campaign.

    UOSSM Launches First Project for Isolation Centers in Northern Syria

    UOSSM launched its first project for isolation centers in northern Syria. The project included training medical staff on handling suspected COVID-19 cases. The training was provided to staff in 13 medical facilities in the northern Syria region. UOSSM continues to implement an emergency plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the following measures: 

    • Supporting primary health care centers (PHCs)
    • Establishing and operating community-based isolation centers (CBICs)
    • Sterilization of displacement camps
    • Distribution of hygiene kits containing sanitizing and personal care items
    • Distribution of nutrition and food baskets 
    • Establishing a distance-learning center in Afrin
    • Distributing educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 in areas of displacement.

    In addition, UOSSM continues to provide awareness and training on COVID-19 to medical and administrative personnel.

    UOSSM Provides Mental Health Services to Underserved Areas on  Syria-Turkish Border

    UOSSM launched a complete package of mental health and psychosocial support services to underserved areas on the Syrian-Turkish border. Services  include outpatient clinics for mental health consultations and the support of two mental health mobile clinics with the goal of reaching underserved communities with vital mental health services. 

    UOSSM Opens Kidney Dialysis Center in Tal Abyad

    UOSSM, in partnership with the Orfa Health Directorate in Turkey, opened a kidney dialysis center in the National Hospital in Tal Abyad. It is the only center of its kind in the area and provides free kidney dialysis services to patients that suffer from kidney disease.

    Impact Story- Baraa is Now a Confident, Happy Child!

    Baraa had difficulty enunciating words due to a congenital malformation. Because of this, she had low self esteem and self confidence. She visited the UOSSM Mental Health Clinic in Maarat Masreen's Primary Health Care Center. Her visit showed she had low self-esteem. She was embarrassed to speak in front of her classmates and afraid of being made fun of, because of how she pronounces words. As a result, she would avoid playing or speaking with friends.

    A specialized treatment plan was developed for Baraa, which included daily pronunciation sessions at home led by the child's family, and a weekly visit to the clinic. Our team also met with Baraa's teacher to coordinate with her to raise Baraa's self-confidence by encouraging her to participate in class activities. Baraa's treatment ended once she was able to pronounce the letters she struggled with, regain her self-confidence and be able to participate in all of her class activities without fear of being judged. Thanks to your support Baraa is now a happy and confident child. Together, we are saving lives and building hope.

     

    Did you know?

    Since 2012, UOSSM has been providing emergency medical relief and healthcare services to the Syrian people affected by the crisis, working primarily inside Syria and with Syrian refugees in Turkey.

    In 2019:

    • UOSSM provided medical services to almost 1.5 million people in Syria and Turkey
    • UOSSM provided primary health care services to over 235,000 people
    • UOSSM provided protection services to over 29,000 people
    • UOSSM provided over 93,500 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on 
      women and children
    • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to over 34,000  people
    • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

     

            

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  • UOSSM Continues COVID-19 Response with Isolation Centers

    UOSSM continues its response plan to the coronavirus as confirmed cases continue to rise, by opening 2 isolation centers in Armanaz and Harbanoosh in northern Syria. There were 52 new cases of COVID-19 in the region bringing the total confirmed number of cases to 265.
    We will continue to do what we can to protect the people from this deadly virus which could cause dire circumstances in crowded areas of displacement. Please support our work to help save lives.

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  • First Doctor Dies From COVID-19 in Northern Syria

    On September 9, 2020, the area of northern Syria lost its first doctor to COVID-19. Dr. Adnan Jasem was working in Al Bab Hospital where he contracted the virus. Dr. Jasem, 58, was on a ventilator, as he lost his battle with the coronavirus.
    Dr. Jasem saved countless lives, risking his life in service of others, survived a bombing in his home and was forcibly displaced several times.
    The coronavirus made its way late into northwest Syria. As of September 10, there are a total of 170 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and three deaths, eight of which are healthcare workers. UOSSM has been working tirelessly on the ground to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
    Dr. Khaula Sawah, President of UOSSM USA said, “We are deeply saddened by the tragic death of Dr. Jasem, he risked his life ever day trying to save others. He survived bombings and displacement but unfortunately was unable to survive the deadly coronavirus. We would like to extend our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences to Dr. Jasem’s family. What a loss to the region.”

  • COVID-19 Update- 170 Total Confirmed Cases

    COVID-19 Update: There are now a total 170 coronavirus cases in northern Syria, including 3 deaths. We urge everyone to wear a mask, wash your hands and stay socially distant if possible :(
    Prayers for everyone's safety.


  • COVID-19 Update: 138 Confirmed Cases

    COVID-19 Update: The numbers continue to rise as there are now a total of 138 cases of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in northern Syria. We urge everyone to wear masks, wash hands and social distance if possible. UOSSM has been on the ground with several protective measures to slow down the spread of COVID-19 in northern Syria by establishing isolation centers, distributing hygiene kits and providing awareness and education about the coronavirus, among other measures. Our prayers are with everyone to stay healthy and safe.


  • Update- 89 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Northern Syria

    COVID19 UPDATE: There are now 89 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in northern Syria. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have fell sick, we wish them a speedy recovery. We encourage everyone to wear a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus.


  • UOSSM COVID-19 Response Update

    As part of UOSSM's response to COVID-19 our team is distributing medicines, laboratory and medical supplies and equipment to several primary healthcare centers in northwest Syria.

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  • COVID-19 Update in Northern Syria- 61 Total Cases

    There are now 61 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in northern Syria, out of a total of 5160 tests. UOSSM continues to implement an emergency plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the following measures:
    *Supporting primary health care centers (PHC’s)
    *Establishing and operating community-based isolation centers (CBICs)
    *Sterilization of displacement camps
    *Distribution of hygiene kits containing sanitizing and personal care items
    *Distribution of nutrition and food baskets
    *Establishing a distance-learning center in Afrin
    *Distributing educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 in areas of displacement.

    In addition, UOSSM continues to provide awareness and training on COVID-19 to medical and administrative personnel.

    We pray for everyone's safety and encourage everyone to wear a mask to protect themselves and others.


  • Hyperinflation Creates Mass Starvation in Syria

    The price of a typical food basket in Syria has increased by 200% in the past six months, according to the World Food Program (WFP). Many grocers, shops and pharmacies have shut down as business owners cannot keep up with the changing prices. The UN estimates 11 million people were already in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria.
    PRESS RELEASE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    June 30, 2020
    Hyperinflation Creates Mass Starvation in Syria
    Dallas, Texas- The price of a typical food basket in Syria has increased by 200% in the past six months, according to the World Food Program (WFP). Many grocers, shops and pharmacies have shut down as business owners cannot keep up with the changing prices. The UN estimates 11 million people were already in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria. According to a WFP survey in April, 9.3 million people had food insecurity, and 87 percent had no savings. Since the beginning of May, the value of the Syrian Pound has more than halved. The official rate has gone from 704 to 1,256 Syrian Pounds to one USD. The unofficial rate is currently 2,500 Syrian Pounds to one USD.
     
    The WFP estimates that 4.6 million children and breastfeeding mothers are in need of nutrition assistance with 3.7 million acute cases. It is feared that half a million children under five will suffer from stunting both physically and cognitively.
     
    UOSSM requests the international community immediately increase deliveries of food, fuel and essentials to Syria, and further assist vulnerable populations.
    Dr. Khaula Sawah, Vice President of UOSSM USA said, "We are deeply concerned for the health of millions throughout Syria. Years of unrest has decimated the health system and now millions are at risk for starvation. The massive rise in prices of food essentials is alarming. Many people cannot afford to feed their families based on salaries that remain the same despite inflation costs. This will lead to a rise in malnutrition and starvation and possibly even death. We call on the international community to take action to prevent the spread of starvation and save lives. "
    Syrian families struggling to survive.
    For Media Inquiries Please Contact:
    Najah Allouch:
    UOSSM USA Communications and Media Director
    Email: press@uossm.us
    Since 2012, UOSSM has been providing emergency medical relief and healthcare services to the Syrian people affected by the crisis, working primarily inside Syria and with Syrian refugees in Turkey.
    In 2018:
    • UOSSM provided almost 2.5 million medical services
    • UOSSM supported 14 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
    • UOSSM provided over 162,000 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on 
    • women and children
    • UOSSM provided nutrition services to over 162,000 people
    • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries
    • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to over 1 million patients since establishment through the end of 2019
    Media Contact:
    Name: Najah Allouch
    Title: Communications and Media Director
    Email Address: press@uossm.us
     

  • published December 2019 in NEWSLETTERS 2020-01-23 16:54:20 -0500

    December 2019

    UOSSM USA's latest news and updates!

    December 2019 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

     

     

    UOSSM Activities

    Humanitarian Situation Dire in Idlib as Bombardment Continues

    The humanitarian situation in northern Syria continues to deteriorate as the bombardment continues. At least 300,000 have been newly displaced from their homes with nowhere to go. Many of these families are living in unimaginable conditions, without even a tent to protect them from the brutal cold. Many of the displaced are children and women.

    Since April 2019 at least 68 medical facilities have been targeted and thousands of civilians have been killed and wounded. UOSSM is on the ground, responding to the crisis with increased mobile clinics. Please click the donate button to support the people of Syria with medical relief.

    UOSSM Launches Emergency Response for the Displaced in Idlib

    The continuous bombardment of areas in southern Idlib caused mass displacement as civilians flee to escape continuous air strikes and bombings. In response, UOSSM began providing medical care in 15 locations of the newly displaced via mobile clinics, mental health and community services teams.

    The Syrian NGO Alliance Launches “Winter is Coming” Campaign

    In early November, The Syrian NGO Alliance launched the “Winter is coming” campaign. The Syrian NGO Alliance, is a coalition of non-governmental Syrian organizations (including UOSSM). The campaign aims to protect the displaced in Syria from the adverse effects of winter.

    Impact Story-Successful Operation in UOSSM Bab Al-Hawa Hospital Ends Suffering of Young Man

    A young man suffered from pain for over 23 years due to a severe case of Trigeminal Neuralgia, causing the inability to speak or eat. After spending years under medication without improvement, the patient was admitted to UOSSM Bab Al-Hawa Hospital for treatment. The patient underwent an MRI and then a microscopic surgical procedure, where the cause for constant pain was discovered and corrected. The patient is no longer suffering. thanks to the skilled doctors that performed the surgery in Bab Al-Hawa Hospital.

     

    Did you know?

    Since 2012, UOSSM has been providing emergency medical relief and healthcare services to the Syrian people affected by the crisis, working primarily inside Syria and with Syrian refugees in Turkey.

    UOSSM:

    • In 2018, UOSSM provided almost 2.5 million medical services
    • In 2018, UOSSM supported 14 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
    • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to almost 1 million patients since establishment
    • In 2018, UOSSM provided over 162,000 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on  women and children
    • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries in 2018.

            

    UOSSM USA is a US federally tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) Charitable Humanitarian organization. Tax-Exempt. Tax ID 47-3403988. All donations to UOSSM USA are fully deductible from taxes to the greatest extent permitted by law. Charitable Solicitation Disclosures available on our website: www.uossm.us

    Copyright © *2019* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

    Our mailing address is:

    UOSSM USA
    101 E Park Blvd, Ste 600
    Plano, TX 75074

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  • BREAKING: UOSSM Ambulance Center and 3 More Facilities Hit By Airstrikes in Syria

    On July 10 at 9:40 am Damascus time, an airstrike hit a UOSSM ambulance center in Jisr Al Shughour, Idlib, Syria, causing material damage to the ambulances and facility. No injuries or casualties were reported.
     
    During the same attack, the Al Kelawai Hospital (partially supported by UOSSM) in Jisr Al Shughour was also hit by an airstrike and suffered material damage. Six civilians living near the facility were killed. Five staff (one anesthesiologist, three cleaning staff and one warehouse assistant) were injured with no staff casualties reported.
     
    At 9:40 am Damascus time, the Saraqeb Primary Healthcare Center in Idlib was hit by an airstrike. No injuries or casualties were reported. 
     
    The Maarat Al Nouman Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Northern Syria was hit by aircraft guns and rockets. The facility is a major referral center for civilian victims during the current military offensive. The hospital had shared its coordinates with all military actors through the UN deconfliction channel. No injuries or casualties were reported. Please click here to read the full press release. 

  • BREAKING: Apocalyptic Scenario Beginning In Syria With 77 Killed; Over 150K Displaced

    In the past 72 hours there has been a surge in airstrikes, barrel bomb attacks and artillery strikes in Idlib and Hama, Syria. At least 77 civilians have been killed and over 150,000 IDPs displaced in the past seven days. Most cities in Northern Hama are almost completely evacuated. The areas are already over populated and lack in camps and housing for the newly displaced, leaving large numbers with no shelter, exposed to the elements. Please click here to read the full press release.

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  • published March 2019 in NEWSLETTERS 2019-04-24 12:07:31 -0400

    March 2019

    A young boy smiles again thanks to your support! Please scroll down to read the full March newsletter!

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