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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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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Najah Allouch published Judy: A Child from Ghouta in Stories from the Field 2018-12-25 18:19:31 -0500
Little Judy has known nothing but war all her life. She has survived the unimaginable. Judy is from Ghouta. An area in the Damascus countryside that beared the brunt of the brutal war in Syria for over five years. The area was under siege and continuous bombardment. Judy lived in Ghouta, spending months in underground shelters with terrible living conditions under fierce bombardment. She was exposed to explosives and two chlorine attacks. Ten days before her family was forcibly displaced, Judy became very ill; she had a terrible cough and high fever. She couldn't even eat anymore.
Judy's family was displaced to Northern Syria doctors at the evacuation point referred her immediately to an area hospital. Her condition remained severe and doctors diagnosed her with an abscess in her lung. She was transferred to UOSSM Bab Al-Hawa Hospital where she had to have surgery in her chest. Judy received continuous care for over a month after the surgery and was finally given a clean bill of health.
Najah Allouch published Violent Attacks Return in War-Torn Syria in Latest Updates From Syria 2017-09-24 23:06:07 -0400
For months the situation was improving in Syria, as news of attacks and bloodshed was dramatically reduced. But for the past week the brutal violence has returned as hospitals, civil centers and civilian buildings were attacked, causing the death of at least two paramedics, with many others wounded. White Helmets workers were also injured as they were attempting to rescue wounded civilians. Please click here if you would like to read a detailed press release about the hospital attacks last week.
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Najah Allouch published BARNAS MATERNITY HOSPITAL STRUCK WITH MISSILE- MAJOR DAMAGE TO MATERNITY WING REPORTED in PRESS RELEASES 2016-07-18 15:07:53 -0400
Yet another hospital has been targeted and struck in Syria, this time on the Idleb-Latakia border. One midwife was wounded and is in critical condition, while three staff and three patients sustained minor injuries. The maternity wing is completely destroyed. Barnas Hospital provided care to over 25,000 and women, and there were approximately 145 deliveries per month. To read the full press release click here.
Najah Allouch published PRESS RELEASE- MORE MEDICAL FACILITIES TARGETED IN SYRIA in PRESS RELEASES 2016-07-18 13:48:07 -0400
One doctor has been confirmed dead and many medical staff and civilians injured in the latest string of targeted medical facilities. UOSSM USA strongly condemns the targeting of medical staff and facilities and call it a violation of international law.
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