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.

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UOSSM USA
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April 2019

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Don't miss out on this month's newsletter and read how Souad recovered from severe malnourishment!

April 2019 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA

 

 

UOSSM Activities

UOSSM USA Launches Fundraiser in Response to the Catastrophic Situation in Idlib

Since April 21, Idlib has come under bombardment causing a catastrophic situation. At least 160 have been killed and over 600 were wounded, a large number of the casualties are women and children. Reports from the ground are showing there are at least 350,000 displaced from 61 communities. And 19 medical facilities were targeted leaving a large population with little access to medical care.

In response to the situation UOSSM will be operating five more mobile clinics. A UOSSM doctor from the ground sent out a distress call saying, "This catastrophe and disaster is larger than the catastrophe of Aleppo and Ghouta and Homs and all other Syrian areas...20% of them are without shelter, living under the olive trees."

UOSSM USA launched a fundraising campaign to support the people of Idlib. Please click here to support the campaign.

UOSSM Signs Agreement with Ministry of Planning in Yemen

On April 1, 2019 UOSSM signed an agreement with Ministry of Planning in the capital city. This agreement will allow UOSSM to open an office in Adan and begin providing medical, nutrition, and protection services, along with capacity building.

UOSSM Contributes in Fitting Patients with Orthopedic Devices in Turkey

The team at Conscience International visited the UOSSM Physical Therapy Center in Gaziantep to provide and fit patients with orthopedic devices. The devices, under the supervision of physical therapists, will help patients suffering from diseases such as bone marrow disease and cerebral palsy to overcome their disabilities and be more independent in their everyday lives.

UOSSM Medical Facilities Resume Providing Care to Patients in Northern Syria

UOSSM Medical Facilities resumed providing medical services in Northern Syria after a temporary suspension of work due to changes in the field.

Impact Story- Souad's Story

Eight-month-old Souad was so small; much smaller than the average child her age. But Souad is growing up in a not so average environment, as she was born into the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. The baby girl was born in a very poor village in northern Syria, with little or no access to medical care. UOSSM's Community Health Workers found little Souad and recognized that she did not look healthy. Souad was taken to the UOSSM PHC and the nutrition technician screened little Souad for malnutrition. As suspected, the baby girl was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. She only weighed 13 pounds. She didn't even have the energy to crawl or learn.

Souad was placed under a treatment plan. The UOSSM nutrition team educated Souad's mother on the importance of treating malnutrition and she agreed to bring her baby once a week to the center during the entire treatment plan. In just one month Souad gained three pounds. The beautiful baby began to gain strength and even started crawling! After five months of treatment Souad reached a healthy weight of 18 pounds, and is no longer considered malnourished. Souad will continue to strive and grow as she fought and beat the malnutrition that was making her weak.

 

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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March 2019

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

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February 2019

UOSSM USA and SAF will be hosting a fundraising dinner on March 31. Please scroll below to learn more and to read about UOSSM's activities in February! 

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January 2019

Don't miss out on January's newsletter and see how UOSSM responded to the flooding of IDP camps in Northern Syria.

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December 2018

UOSSM Celebrates International Day for Children with Special Needs! Don't miss out on this month's newsletter!

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November 2018

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UOSSM celebrates World Children's Day! UOSSM USA releases annual report! Don't miss out on this month's newsletter!

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October 2018

UOSSM's Mental Health Care Center celebrates five years in Reyhanli, Turkey. Check out our newsletter filled with updates about UOSSM!

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September 2018

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UOSSM was awarded a grant for the Health Integrated Resilience System (HIRS) project! We are standing with Idlib doctors! Don't miss out on this month's newsletter!

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