February 2020

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February 2020 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

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Internally Displaced in Syria

Humanitarian Disaster Continues in Idlib, Syria


February was an especially brutal month in Idlib, Syria, as the humanitarian disaster continued. Hundreds of thousands were displaced, schools were bombed, hospitals and medical facilities were targeted, medical staff and doctors were killed. Hundreds of thousands continued to flee the violence and bombardment, with an estimated 500,000 children. There are shortages of medical and humanitarian supplies as people continue to live in cold temperatures with inadequate shelter. UOSSM USA launched the fundraising campaign, "Idlib is Burning" to provide emergency and life-saving medical care to those who need it most.

Since April 2019, there have been at least 78 attacks on medical facilities, and thousands of civilians have been killed and wounded. UOSSM is responding by providing life-saving medical care and emergency aid to those who need it most. In addition, UOSSM has increased the operation of mobile clinics in areas of the newly displaced. Please click the donate button to support the people of Syria.

Displaced Children in Syria Receive Food Kits to Prevent Malnutrition

Collaborative Efforts to Prevent Malnutrition in Syria after Waves of Mass Displacement

In response to the humanitarian catastrophe, with over 948,000 people newly displaced including 500,000 children, UOSSM USA, in collaboration with UOSSM Turkey, provided food supplies to over 3000 families over January and February 2020. Thanks to our supporters, 3000 families were provided with food kits, preventing malnutrition. This initiative is a proactive measure to prevent the spread of malnutrition and is part of the UOSSM Nutrition Program. This will be an ongoing effort to continue preventing malnutrition for the displaced in northern Syria.

Mental Health Services provide social activities for child integration for Syrians in Turkey

UOSSM’s Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Center Offers Social Activities for Child Integration into Society

In an initiative to increase the social inclusion of children into society, the UOSSM Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Center in Reyhanli, Turkey offered several activities for Syrian and Turkish children. The activities focused on eliminating violence and bullying in schools, raising awareness among children on negative feelings occurring as a result of violence and bullying, and approaches to dealing with negative feelings in these situations.

UOSSM Representative meets in Bangladesh to explore future medical projects

UOSSM Representative Visits Bangladesh to Meet with Partners and Conduct a Study on Potential Projects

Dr. Ahmad Dbais represented UOSSM in a visit to Bangladesh to analyze the medical humanitarian situation. In addition, he met with partners for the establishment of potential projects based on the humanitarian situation in the area.

Omar learns to walk again after losing both legs in attack

Impact- How Omar Overcame Difficulties and Walked Again

Omar was playing outside with friends, suddenly there was an airstrike. All of a sudden, his whole world changed. Omar was severely wounded and was transported to a hospital in Turkey. He spent four months in intensive care. The doctors tried, but could not save his legs. The damage was too extensive. Omar had to have both legs amputated.

Omar was so sad, he just wanted to be able to play with his friends and have a normal life without feeling so helpless. Omar started visiting UOSSM's Physiotherapy Center in Turkey. First, he had to go through rigorous strength training, finally he was fitted with prosthetic legs. He learned how to balance himself and walk all over again. Omar was so determined and was able to walk again on his own in a matter of weeks! Thanks to our supporters who help children like Omar walk again.  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 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 Hospitall provided health care services to over 1 million patients since establishment through the end of 2019

        

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January 2020

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Humanitarian Catastrophe in Idlib; Over 900,000 Displaced


The humanitarian situation in Idlib is catastrophic as over 900,000 have been displaced since December. Around 60% of those displaced are children. Many families are living in dire conditions in the freezing cold, some still in the open, without shelter. Several deaths have been reported, due to the freezing temperatures, many were children.

Since April 2019, there have been at least 78 attacks on medical facilities, and thousands of civilians have been killed and wounded. UOSSM is responding by providing life-saving medical care and emergency aid to those who need it most. In addition, UOSSM has increased the operation of mobile clinics in areas of the newly displaced. Please click the donate button to support the people of Syria.

UOSSM Provides 10 New Ambulances to Idlib Health Directorate

In response to the recent escalation of violence in Idlib, UOSSM provided 10 new full equipped ambulances to the Idlib Health Directorate. The vehicles will be used by the Central Ambulance System, and will better prepare the ambulance system to respond to medical care and emergencies of the people of Idlib. The Central Ambulance System began operating in June 2018 and includes 50 fully equipped ambulances distributed throughout the area.

UOSSM and 15 Other Humanitarian Organizations Meet with President Macron About Catastrophic Situation in Idlib

On January 8, UOSSM and 15 other humanitarian organizations met with French President Emmanuel Macron. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Idlib that has witnessed an unprecedented escalation in violence in recent months. The meeting allowed humanitarian organizations operating on the ground to shed light on the dire situation that is unfolding in Idlib and the call for immediate action to be taken, and for safe humanitarian corridors to be opened, allowing humanitarian aid in the region.

The UOSSM Mental Health Center in Istanbul Holds Activities for
Syrian Refugees

The UOSSM Mental Health Center in Istanbul held outdoor activities for Syrian children to help them strengthen their skills and improve their mental health. The goal is to enable the children to be strong and adapt to their community.

Impact- Smiles For Syria Phase One Complete

Phase one for the Smiles for Syria campaign was completed in early January. Thanks to your support, the team, in collaboration with UOSSM and UOSSM USA, were able to successfully train a team of community health workers on how to carry out dental preventative measures, and will go on to treat over 1000 refugee children over the course of the next few months under the supervision of a dentist , with 130+ children being treated during the first week.

Each child was provided with: 1. Toothbrush and toothpaste 2. Fluoride varnish application 3. GIC Fissure sealants 4. SDF application. These measures will go on to improve the children’s oral health and prevent dental problems in the future in a population that is already at high risk with limited access to dental care, with many children never having even owned a toothbrush.

 

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.

        

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December 2019

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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

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November 2019

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UOSSM USA Hosts Dinner Event in Dallas, Texas

On November 23, UOSSM USA hosted a dinner event with the theme: “The Forgotten Families in Syria,” to share insight on the forgotten war in Syria. Speakers included Dr. Khaula Sawah and Dr. Ashraf Traboulsi, co-founders of UOSSM USA. The dinner was also attended by UOSSM USA’s newest board member, Justice Linda Yanez.

Dr. Sawah and Dr. Traboulsi shared stories about the struggles and hardships that the internally displaced families in Syria face every day. They also shared how UOSSM has been responding on the ground, providing medical care and relief, in hopes of raising awareness and gaining support for UOSSM’s work.

UOSSM’s Jisr Al-Shughour Primary Health Care Center Targeted and Put Out of Service

On November 4th, UOSSM's primary health care center in Jisr al-Shughour was bombed and put out of service. The center provided gynecological, pediatric, dental, nutrition, and mental health and psychosocial support care to over 9000 patients a month.

Newly Appointed UOSSM CEO Visits WHO CEO in Turkey

Dr. Osama Kadi, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of UOSSM, visited Dr. Mahmoud Daher, the CEO of WHO in Turkey, to emphasize continued cooperation and coordination between the two organizations, especially in health sector projects.

Dr. Osama Kadi was recently appointed as the new CEO of UOSSM. He holds a Master’s and a Ph.D. degree in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. He lectured Economic Business Theory at Michigan University, Baker Institute, and Davenport University, Michigan. Dr. Kadi served as the Director of the MBA program and was a professor in the Faculty of Strategic Management at the International European University in the UAE. He also worked as a financial advisor at TD bank in Canada.

UOSSM Launches Humanitarian Response Program to Integrate People With Disabilities

During the month of November, UOSSM, in partnership with Sanad Foundation, launched a program titled: “Humanitarian Response Integrating People With Disabilities.” The main goal of the program is to raise awareness on the most common disabilities, the challenges disabled children encounter and share best practices of communication with them. UOSSM offered a second educational workshop, part of the child protection program, in partnership with the Sanad Foundation. The workshop targeted staff and activists in civilian community organizations that work in the fields of protection and mental health support in Afreen.

Impact Story- Twins- Mohamed and Ahmad

Death and destruction surrounded the Idlib countryside… Their mother went into labor but, due to the danger, she was unable to go to a hospital. She gave birth to twins at home but the infants had lack of oxygen which led to cerebral palsy.

The infants were transferred to Turkey, where they remained hospitalized for two months. At the age of two, Mohamed and Ahmad started receiving treatment at UOSSM’s Physiotherapy Center in Reyhanli, Turkey. The two boys can now do many things they were not able to do before, such as saying words. With time and continued treatment it is expected that they will continue to improve.

 

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

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October 2019

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UOSSM Organizes “Global Refugees and Migration Congress” in Turkey in Cooperation with Gaziantep University and Global Health

On October 14-17 the Global Refugees and Migration Congress convened in Gaziantep, Turkey to discuss ways to alleviate the suffering of millions of Syrian refugees and support lasting solutions for their cause. The conference was co-hosted by UOSSM and Gaziantep University and was the largest refugee conference of its kind, which brought together hundreds of the brightest minds in government, NGOs, medicine, and academia to collaborate towards finding better outcomes for 5.5 million refugees outside of Syria and 6 million internally displaced persons in Syria. Over 2000 people attended the conference.

UOSSM Organizes Activity at Physical Therapy Center in Turkey

The UOSSM Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Reyhanli, Turkey organized an activity titled “My Relationship with My Child,” to support children undergoing physical therapy at the center. The mothers of patients were also supported through various activities during the event to strengthen relationships between mother and child. In addition, the psychotherapist conducted an awareness session on the topic of “Mother and Child Relationships.”

UOSSM Launches First Advocacy Workshop on Pharmaceutical Drug Control

UOSSM launched the first pharmaceutical drug control advocacy workshop titled, "The Importance of Pharmaceutical Drug Control in the Medical and Pharmaceutical Sectors,” on October 16. The workshop, offered by UOSSM in partnership with the Idlib Health Directorate, was attended by many stakeholders with the goal of implementing pharmaceutical drug control policies.

UOSSM Organizes Group Activities on World Mental Health Day

On October 10, the UOSSM Mental Health Centers in Ankara and Istanbul organized activities for women, children and humanitarian workers with the goal of educating about World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme was suicide prevention, where a presentation was provided along with methods to ensure good mental health.

Impact Story- Mohammed

"I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw Mohammed taking his first steps!" This is what Mohammed's mother said after his long journey with physical therapy. His mother experienced complications while giving birth and could not reach a hospital as her area was under bombardment. The baby was deprived of oxygen, causing major damage. He was unable to sit or move at all. His journey with UOSSM's Physiotherapy Center in Reyhanli, Turkey began a year and a half ago. Now, he can walk again on his own, thanks to your support!

 

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 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, over 162,000 beneficiaries were provided 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

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September 2019

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First Graduation Ceremony for Reproductive Health Protocols Trainees

The first class of 100 trainees graduated from the Medical Education Center after completing the Reproductive Health Training Program. The program lasted for 100 days and included a theoretical section and a practical section. The program was developed in 2018 to train reproductive health providers on protocols developed under the supervision of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Health Cluster. The theoretical section of the program consisted of five units. In addition, the practical portion included multiple visits on the field where the trainees were evaluated by supervisors chosen as per specific criteria.

Qubtan Health Center Opens in Cooperation with Aleppo Health Directorate

In September 2019, Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Aleppo Health Directorate with the goal of providing the necessary support to Qubtan Health Center and to launch its medical services for the people. The memorandum is part of the Aleppo Health Directorate’s plan, in cooperation with medical organizations, seeking to support the region with more health services.

Two Psychiatrists Serve Over 3 Million People in Northern Syria

Dr. Muhammad Sato is one of two psychiatrists serving a population of 3 million people. He works at the Sarmada Mental Health Center, one of two institutions capable of treating patients with chronic mental disorders through their inpatient care. The World Health Organization supports Sarmada hospital, which includes a 20-bed inpatient clinic, outpatient clinic, and also provides an average of 321 outpatient consultations per month.

Medical Equipment Distributed in Areeha

UOSSM, in partnership with the Idlib Health Directorate, distributed medical equipment to medical centers that participate in the referral system in Areeha. This was part of the UOSSM Referral Project. The Referral Project is considered as one of the most important projects currently being executed by the Idlib Health Directorate in 55 health centers in the regions of Idlib and Saraqeb.

Impact Story- Shahad

Shahad was walking home from school with friends, when all of a sudden they heard a very loud noise. They were terrified. The next thing Shahad remembers is waking up in a hospital bed in Turkey. Shahad (13 years old) was severely wounded by an airstrike. Her right hand was amputated and her legs had several fractures. She could not walk and was not able to function without assistance. Shahad spent one year receiving physiotherapy in UOSSM's Physiotherapy Center in Reyhanli, Turkey. She came in a wheelchair, unable to do things on her own. Thanks to your support and UOSSM's professional staff and quality care she received, she is now able to use use her left hand and has become self-sufficient! She dreams of a day when she can go back to school, have fun with her friends and claim her childhood once again. We believe all the children of Syria deserve this.

 

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 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, over 162,000 beneficiaries were provided 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

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August 2019

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Attacks Continue on Medical Facilities in Idlib

At least seven medical facilities were targeted in August, leaving tens of thousands with limited access to medical care. Since April 28, at least 902 civilians have been killed, at least half of the victims were women children. Over 1921 have been wounded. 30 humanitarian workers have been killed and several others were wounded in the past three months.

It is estimated that well over 750,000 have been displaced. UOSSM doctors are concerned that diseases might spread rapidly in crowded IDP camps, which lack the necessary sanitation and medical care. If you would like to support UOSSM's work on the ground please visit www.uossm.us/donate.

UOSSM Participates in World Humanitarian Day

On August 19, UOSSM participated in World Humanitarian Day, standing in solidarity with humanitarian workers that gave their lives in service of others, those who risk their lives every day, and those detained or wounded in Syria. Over 150 humanitarian workers from 20 Syrian humanitarian organizations working in North West Syria participated in the event, including 18 staff from UOSSM.

Bab Al-Hawa Hospital Provides Services to Over 55,500 in Three Months

The Bab Al-Hawa Medical Center continues to provide medical services in the hospital, clinics, and cardiac center. During the second quarter, the hospital provided services to over 55,690 beneficiaries and provided over 330 surgeries. Since the bombardment began in North West Syria on April 28, the number of patients visiting the hospital of newly displaced, has grown significantly, putting a strain on the staff and the hospital. The hospital continues to provide medical care to those who need it most.

UOSSM-Canada and UOSSM USA Host Livestream Series on Facebook: #HealthcareoftheFuture2019

In such a scenario, health workers and medical facilities, are constantly under threat from conflicting groups. Historically, conflict prone zones see suboptimal levels of healthcare services, increased diseases among children, and frail maternal health – among other unaddressed healthcare issues. The medical concerns are atypical and require a specific discussion. UOSSM invited medical professionals, healthcare workers, humanitarians, policymakers, political scientists, global health advocates, students and all those interested in learning about the problems and solutions of healthcare provision in conflict zones to attend this online livestream. The audience was allowed to ask questions and interact with the speakers in real-time.

Impact Story- Jenna's Story

Jenna was in a lot of pain, she was crying so much that her father took her to the doctor. She was examined and referred to Bab Al-Hawa Hospital. A mass was found in her left kidney. Jenna had emergency surgery and her doctors are expecting her to make a full recovery, so she can go back to her everyday life. We wish her a speedy recovery.

 

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 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, over 162,000 beneficiaries were provided 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.

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July 2019

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Read how a little boy, Mohamed walks again!

July 2019 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

Bombardment Continues in Idlib

The bombardment on north west Syria has continued to wreak havoc on innocent civilians. Since April 28, they have been subject to a massive bombing campaign. At least 765 civilians have been killed, at least half of the victims were women children. Over 1718 have been wounded with over 65% of them women and children. 41 medical facilities were bombed leaving hundreds of thousands with limited access to medical care that they desperately need as tens are wounded every single day. 29 humanitarian workers have been killed and several others were wounded in the past three months.

It is estimated that well over 500,000 have been displaced. In response, UOSSM is on the ground increasing mobile clinics activities in new areas of displacement, providing medical care to those who need it most. If you would like to support UOSSM's work on the ground please click here or visit www.uossm.us/donate.

UOSSM’s ‘Syria Solar’ Initiative Launches Second Solar Power System in North West Syria

UOSSM launched its second solar power system on July 4, with representatives from UOSSM, SAMS, and the Idlib Health Directorate. UOSSM’s team worked on installation of the system for several months. The system will help strengthen the health sector in Northern Syria. The system is projected to save 60,000 liters of diesel a year and will enable uninterrupted vital medical services to be provided around the clock.

UOSSM Opens New Office in Yemen

In July 2019, UOSSM opened its new office in Aden, Yemen. After several visits by UOSSM to affected areas in Yemen UOSSM held several meetings with representatives of Ministry of Health in Yemen, humanitarian actors, government agencies, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and the World Health Organization (WHO) to begin a humanitarian response based on priorities for medical needs. These visits focused on the most important objectives of the mission, starting with defining the organization and the programs it operates in areas of intervention. These definitions and objectives were introduced in other countries. In addition, these visits focused on defining the intervention plan in Yemen based on the needs required that evaluations will show.

Impact Story- Mohamed's Story

Mohamed was only eight years old when he was severely wounded in an attack on a marketplace in Idlib. Not only did he lose an arm and a leg in the attack, but his father was also killed.

All the little boy wanted to do, as any young child, was to be able to go back to playing ball outside with his friends. Mohamed was taken to Turkey where he would get care in UOSSM's Physiotherapy Center in Gaziantep. He was fitted with a prosthetic leg, and learned how to walk again. He was so excited because he could go back to being a kid an playing. He is in good health and happy spirits. The resilience of the children of Idlib is truly overwhelming. Please click here here to watch the video!

 

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 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, over 162,000 beneficiaries were provided 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.

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June 2019

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June 2019 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

Violent Bombardment Continues in Idlib

The violent attacks on Idlib have continued since April 28, leaving at least 400 civilians dead and wounding at least 1000, many of the victims are children. In June, at least three paramedics and one doctor were killed in targeted attacks, and at least five medical staff were wounded. Since April 28, 32 medical facilities have been bombed leaving a large, vulnerable population with little or no access to medical care.

Many of the 400,000 displaced are living under olive trees in open fields with no protection from the elements. There are an estimated 3.5 million people living in Idlib whose lives are at risk if the attacks are not stopped.

Dr. Anas Al Kassem Testifies at Subcommittee on International Human Rights on the Humanitarian Situation in Idlib

On June 13, 2019, Dr. Anas Al Kassem, a board member of UOSSM, testified at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development. Dr. Al Kassem spoke of the dire humanitarian situation in Idlib.

UOSSM Participates in Meeting to Define Humanitarian Health Response Strategy in Areas of Conflict

On June 10-11, UOSSM, represented by Dr. Ahmad Dbais, participated in the conference: "Rethinking the Humanitarian Health Response to Violent Conflict". UOSSM was invited by the Chairman of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The conference took place in the Chatham House in London. The meeting aimed at defining how to make important, pragmatic contributions to the development of more effective humanitarian health responses in areas of violent conflict.

Impact Story- Mustafa's Story

Another child affected by the brutal war in #Syria😞... “I love to play in the neighborhood just like other kids but they get scared of me, so I don’t like going outside anymore.” Mustafa Alassaad is a displaced child from the #Idlib countryside, currently, he lives with his family in Afreen. “I was playing next to my home while my mom was cooking, I heard the airplane flying overhead, I ran inside the house because I was so scared that it would drop a bomb, and the whole pot of hot frying oil fell on me."

Mustafa sustained third-degree burns and complains from itchy and sensitive skin throughout his body. He went to the #UOSSM Afreen Primary Health Care Center where Dr Khalil examined Mustafa and made sure the burns were healing correctly and prescribed medicines to help him with his symptoms. Another child affected by the brutal war. We pray for Mustafa's full recovery.

 

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 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, over 162,000 beneficiaries were provided 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.

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

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May 2019

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May 2019 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

Continued Bombardment Wreaks Havoc in Idlib

Since April 21, Idlib has come under bombardment wreaking havoc on the area, 25 medical facilities have been bombed and 55 medical facilities have shut down due to the continuous bombings for over a month.

UOSSM staff on the ground in conjunction with local health directorates, report 347 civilians have been killed (including at least 75 children), over 1,000 have been injured and 400,000 were displaced by bombardment on civilian areas. Many of the displaced are living under olive trees in open fields with no protection from the elements. There are an estimated 3.5 million people living in Idlib whose lives are at risk if the attacks are not stopped.

UOSSM Responds to New Areas of Displacement in Idlib

UOSSM responded to the latest large displacement due to the recent bombardment in Idlib, by operating 5 more mobile clinics. The mobile clinics began operating on May 18, 2019 in Jisr Alshagour, Saraqeb, Maarat Masreen, Aldana, and Quorqania. The mobile clinics provided medical services to 894 people in the first three days of operation; 502 doctor visits, 392 nutrition and community health services. In addition, mental health mobile clinics, part of Sarmada Hospital, visited the Meeznaz Camp in Maarat Al Akhwan providing emergency mental health services and psychosocial support. The UOSSM Dayr Hasan Community Health team provided advice to the newly displaced families in areas near the center.

UOSSM Holds Annual Benefit Dinner in Canada

On May 19th, UOSSM-Canada hosted the “Sharing Untold Stories: Iftar Benefit Dinner” sharing untold stories and needs from Syria, Jordan, Bangladesh and Yemen. The crises, needs and response to those needs were shared in the event.

UOSSM Signs Agreement Supporting Early Childhood Activities in Northern Syria

UOSSM signed an agreement in May for a project to support early childhood activities. The project will last for five months in northern Syria.

Impact Story- Mohamed's Story

"All I know is that the roof (concrete) fell on top of us and me and my sister started screaming for someone to help and get us out." This was the account of young Mohamed after he and his sister were victims of an airsrike; the concrete roof collapsed over them. They were lucky to have survived. Once rescued, they were rushed to the nearest medical facility. He had several wounds on his head and young body along with a broken arm, his sister sustained several injuries as well.

They were forcibly displaced after their home was destroyed by the bombing, like hundreds of thousands of others from the area. It is the same scenario repeated over and over again as the world continues to turn a blind eye to the atrocities against humanity. Mohamed is being cared for in #UOSSM's Quorqania Center where he is hoped to make a full recovery. It shouldn't have happened in the first place😞😞

 

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 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, over 162,000 beneficiaries were provided 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.

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

Our mailing address is:

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

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