Najah Allouch published COVID-19 Cases Almost Tripled in Three Weeks in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-10-27 12:19:17 -0400
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.
Najah Allouch published COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-10-05 17:55:38 -0400COVID-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.
Najah Allouch published UOSSM Prepares 3 New Isolation Centers in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-10-05 17:40:40 -0400
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.
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.
Najah Allouch published UOSSM Isolation Centers in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-10-05 17:34:36 -0400
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.
Najah Allouch published UOSSM Continues COVID-19 Response with Isolation Centers in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-09-17 15:27:28 -0400
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.Read more
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.
Najah Allouch published First Doctor Dies From COVID-19 in Northern Syria in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-09-17 15:19:18 -0400On 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.”
Najah Allouch published COVID-19 Update- 170 Total Confirmed Cases in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-09-17 14:39:57 -0400
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.
Najah Allouch published COVID-19 Update: 138 Confirmed Cases in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-09-17 14:36:32 -0400
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.
Najah Allouch published Update- 89 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Northern Syria in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-09-17 14:29:39 -0400
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.
Najah Allouch published UOSSM COVID-19 Response Update in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-09-17 14:24:45 -0400
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.Read more
Najah Allouch published COVID-19 Update in Northern Syria- 61 Total Cases in Coronavirus in Syria Updates 2020-09-17 14:18:52 -0400
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.
Najah Allouch published Hyperinflation Creates Mass Starvation in Syria in PRESS RELEASES 2020-07-01 12:14:12 -0400The 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 RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 30, 2020Hyperinflation Creates Mass Starvation in SyriaDallas, 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 DirectorEmail: email@example.comSince 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:
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- 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
Najah Allouch published BREAKING: UOSSM Ambulance Center and 3 More Facilities Hit By Airstrikes in Syria in PRESS RELEASES 2019-07-10 16:22:55 -0400On 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.
Najah Allouch published BREAKING: Apocalyptic Scenario Beginning In Syria With 77 Killed; Over 150K Displaced in PRESS RELEASES 2019-05-05 11:28:48 -0400
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.Read more
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