August 2020

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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

 

        

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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July 2020

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First Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Northern Syria

On July 9, the Idlib Health Directorate announced the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Northern Syria. The Health Directorate provided updates and information on prevention methods to provide protection against the corona-virus.

Please click here to watch how UOSSM is responding.

UOSSM Distributes Over 50,000 N95 Masks to Medical Staff in Northern Syria; Continues with COVID-19 Response

UOSSM distributed over 50,000 N95 masks to more than 29 hospitals and health care centers in response to COVID-19 in northern Syria. 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.

First UOSSM Parenting Skills Class Graduates

On July 8, the first class graduated from UOSSM's Parenting Skills Course, which is part of UOSSM’s Protection Program. The course aims to provide families with parenting skills for children, and to teach parents how to cope with children’s issues in an understanding and compassionate way, using positive reinforcement. The course also aims to teach parents about childhood brain development, and how parents can teach children to cope with mental stress. UOSSM’s Protection Program provides services in Dayr Hesan and surrounding displacement camps.

Impact Story- Emad Recovers From Severe Malnutrition

8 month old Emad suffers from malnutrition. He has been living on only synthetic milk since he was born. His family took him to the UOSSM Nutrition Clinic in Maarat Masreen for nutrition care services. He weighed 12.5 pounds and had a circumference of 105 mm on the MUAC (Mid-Upper Arm Circumference) Band, categorized as severely malnourished. After his second visit, he gained a little over one pound at 13.67 pounds and his MUAC measurement went to 114. UOSSM will continue to care for the baby until he is completely better and at a healthy weight. The center provides free nutrition services to those who need it.

Because of your caring support Emad and children like him will receive the nutrition services and other medical services that are desperately needed. 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 Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

        

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 © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

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June 2020

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UOSSM USA Participates in World Refugee Day Awareness

On June 19, UOSSM USA participated in World Refugee Day by shedding light on the continuous suffering refugees face every day. After 10 years, they continue to suffer. There are over 5 million Syrian refugees, many living in dire conditions.

Please click here to watch this video about a little boy named Omar, a Syrian refugee who has suffered so much from the brutal war.

UOSSM Continues COVID-19 Emergency Response in Syria

UOSSM continues its emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the following measures: 

  • Supporting 5 primary health care centers (PHC’s)
  • Establishing and operating 4 community-based isolation centers (CBICs).
  • Sterilization of 3 camps (Al-Furqan camp, Al-Wafa camp and Khatin camp)
  • Distribution of over 3000 hygiene kits containing personal care items
  • Distribution of over 10,000 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 launched an awareness campaign providing training to medical and administrative personnel.

UOSSM Areeha Primary Health Care Center Reopens

The UOSSM Areeha Primary Health Care Center reopened in June to provide primary health care services in northern Syria. Five babies were delivered on the first day of reopening the center.

UOSSM Mental Health and UOSSM Physiotherapy Centers in Turkey Resume Services

All UOSSM Mental Health Care and Physiotherapy Centers in Turkey resumed services in June after temporarily suspending services due to COVID-19. Tele-health services were being provided during that time. The centers welcomed existing and new patients while adhering to all guidelines to protect patients and staff against COVID-19.

Please click here to watch protective measures in UOSSM medical facilities to protect staff and patients from COVID-19.

Impact Story- How UOSSM Helped Om Ahmad

Om Ahmad fled from Kafr Nobl to Quorqonia after someone she loved died.This caused her a lot of trauma. She started to feel tired and sick because her blood pressure was so high, and she wasn’t able to get her medications. Om Ahmad visited UOSSM’s Quorqonia Primary Health Care Center, where she was examined. The doctor who examined her placed Om Ahmad on a six-month treatment plan, where she will visit the center once a month. She received a special card for patients with chronic diseases which provides a visit with the doctor, testing, and all medications, free of charge. Despite her suffering, Om Ahmad is happy because she is able to get her medicines on a monthly basis. She also has a sense of security because she can visit the center anytime she is feeling ill or tired. We are praying for Om Ahmad to remain in good health. 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 Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

        

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 © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

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May 2020

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UOSSM USA Distributes +3000 Nutrition and Food Baskets in Ramadan

UOSSM USA, in collaboration with UOSSM Canada and Turkey, distributed over 3000 nutrition and food baskets to displaced and families in need in northwest Syria during the month of Ramadan. The nutrition and food baskets included healthy food items that will help them stay healthy and boost their immune system amid COVID-19. The families were happy to receive the baskets, which included nutrition and food items for one month for a family of five.

Please click here to watch the video of the nutrition and food baskets being distributed.

UOSSM Launches COVID-19 Emergency Response in Syria

In response to the severe humanitarian situation and the looming COVID-19 crisis in Northwest Syria (Idlib and Aleppo Governorates),UOSSM continues an emergency response plan with the following measures: 

  • Supporting 5 primary health care centers (PHC’s)
  • Establishing and operating 4 community-based isolation centers (CBICs).
  • Sterilization of 3 camps (Al-Furqan camp, Al-Wafa camp and Khatin camp)
  • Distribution of over 1000 hygiene kits containing personal care items
  • Distribution of over 3000 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 launched an awareness campaign providing training to medical and administrative personnel.

UOSSM Supports Advanced Secondary Health Services in Syria

On May 1, UOSSM began providing advanced secondary health services in Syria. The services include urinary tract diagnostic and rehabilitation services in Sarmada, and renal dialysis services, improving the health of patients in Tal Abyad.

Al Salouk Health Care Center Begins Providing Services in Tal Abyad

The Salouk Health Care Center in Tal Abyad has provided medical services to over 2,700 patients since opening in April, 2020. The center includes an internal clinic, a gynecological clinic, a vaccine department, and an ambulance system.

Impact Story- Cancer Patients Unable to Receive Medications Due to Closure of Turkish Borders from COVID-19

Due to the global COVID-19 crisis, many of the Syrian borders with Turkey were closed. This left Syrian patients, who used to seek advanced treatment of cancer in Turkey, in critical need for medicines to treat their cancer. Many of these patients are children. Out of a moral, humanitarian obligation, UOSSM Turkey began this campaign: #SaveALife to provide the medications needed to treat cancer patients. The first ten children began receiving chemotherapy in one of the hospitals in northern Syria. There is a large number of patients still requiring cancer treatment. You can help provide medications that are desperately needed by donating today.

Because of caring individuals like you, UOSSM USA was able to sponsor some children to receive their cancer treatment. 

 

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 Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

        

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 © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

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April 2020

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UOSSM USA Launches Campaign to Support COVID-19 Efforts

UOSSM USA launched a fundraising campaign to support COVID-19 response efforts. With the new imminent threat of COVID-19 outbreak in that region, UOSSM has taken proactive measures to help decrease the extent of the Coronavirus outbreak among the populations in the region. UOSSM began distributing hygiene kits along with educational materials about COVID-19 to families in displacement camps and crowded areas, while continuing to provide emergency relief, food baskets, and medical care to those in need.

UOSSM USA is raising funds to continue our response during the COVID-19 crisis to the affected displaced Syrians in the northern region, expand our outreach to the most vulnerable, and protect doctors, medical staff and first responders with the necessary protective gear to safely care for sick patients, so they don’t become victims of this virus.

UOSSM created preventative measures to COVID-19, by providing emergency aid to displacement camps in response to this pandemic crisis. Our response is the following:

Sterilization of 3 camps Distribution of over 1000 hygiene kits containing personal care for women and children The establishment of an isolation center and a distance learning center in Afrin Distribution of educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 for families in areas of displacement.

Please click here to support this campaign.

UOSSM Provides Aid to Displacement Camps in Response to COVID- 19 Pandemic Crisis

In April, UOSSM provided the following emergency aid to displacement camps in response to the Coronavirus pandemic crisis:
Sterilization of 3 camps (Al-Furqan camp, Al-Wafa camp and Khatin camp). Distribution of over 1000 hygiene kits containing personal care items. The establishment of an isolation center and a distance-learning center in Afrin. Distribution of educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 in areas of displacement.

UOSSM Opens Health Care Center in Northeast Syria

UOSSM medical staff began providing various health care services in March, in the Khirbet Aljoz Primary Health Care Center. Services provided include; gynecology, pediatric care, mental health care, pharmacy, community health, internal medicine and nutrition services.

UOSSM Launches Remote Psychological Consultations services in Northwest Syria

UOSSM, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, launched psychological consultations services in northwest Syria to provide psychological support for residents and the internally displaced in the area. Calls are received 6 days a week from Saturday to Thursday for 12 hours, from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM

Impact Story- Hanan

Hanan had already been through so much by the tender age of 2...she felt the pain of war... She knew what it felt like to travel for a whole month just to find a safe shelter to live...She knew the pain of displacement at a very early age, and her tiny body paid the price as she was forced to endure the kind of suffering no child should ever have to experience. UOSSM's psychosocial support team found Hanan in a routine visit to displacement camps and discovered that she was severely malnourished. She was immediately admitted to a UOSSM Primary Health Care Center. After months of care Hanan eventually reached a healthy weight and is now able to function like a normal, health child.

This is one of thousands of untold stories of the children of Syria, these children have paid the ultimate price by the effects of the brutal war. Because of supporters like you, these children are able to receive the medical care and emergency humanitarian aid that is desperately needed. Please don't forget their suffering.

 

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 Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

        

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 © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

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MARCH 2020

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1000+ Hygiene Kits Distributed in Response to COVID-19

UOSSM USA, in collaboration with UOSSM Turkey, distributed over 1000 hygiene kits to Syrian women and children in camps and areas of displacement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The kits were distributed among three camps. Hygiene supplies are desperately needed as there is limited access to clean water and soap. Among items included in the kits to provide protection  from COVID-19 are soap, shampoo, hand sanitizer and tissues. Easy to read educational brochures about COVID-19, and preventative measures to be taken amid the camps, were also included in the kits.

UOSSM Takes Preventive Measures in Wake of Coronavirus

UOSSM began taking several preventative measures and preparations in wake of COVID-19. Preventative measures include: providing health care providers with personal protection equipment (protective gloves, masks, disinfectants), creating an exclusive phone number in each health center to provide advice and guidance necessary for protection from COVID-19, and training staff on necessary procedures in suspected cases of the Coronavirus.

UOSSM Begins Providing Medical Services in the Khirbet Aljoz Primary Health Care Center in Idlib

UOSSM medical staff began providing various health care services in March, in the Khirbet Aljoz Primary Health Care Center. Services provided include; gynecology, pediatric care, mental health care, pharmacy, community health, internal medicine and nutrition services.

UOSSM Provides Three Ambulances to the Hatay Health Directorate in Turkey

UOSSM provided three ambulances to the Orfa Health Directorate in Turkey in March. This is part of a cooperative strategy within the region.

Impact- How Abd Al Rahman Adjusted to Life With Autism

Abd Al Rahman's mother was very nervous. Her little boy would not respond to his name. She was so nervous that she took him to a doctor to check his hearing, which turned out to be fine. But she still couldn't figure out what was wrong with him. Abd Al Rahman would not socialize, he did not recognize the simplest of things such as colors, fruits, vegetables etc. She saw a commercial on television about Autism and noticed that her son had some of the same behaviors described.

She took her son to a UOSSM Mental Health Center to figure out what was wrong with him. At the age of six, Abd Al Rahman was diagnosed with Autism. His specialized treatment plan included developing his social skills, response and movement among other technical skills. After ten months of treatment his condition improved dramatically. He knows how to select the correct object when asked and socializes more with others. His mother is so happy with his progress. 

 

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 Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to 110,096  beneficiaries
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to overmillion patients since establishment through the end of 2019

        

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 © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

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February 2020

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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 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

        

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 © *2020* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

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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.

        

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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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
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Plano, TX 75074

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November 2019

UOSSM USA's latest news and updates!

November 2019 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

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

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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