Drastic Escalation of Violence in Idlib, Syria Leaves 18 Civilians Dead in 48 Hours

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UOSSM denounces the shelling of civilian areas in Khan Sheikhun and Ma'arat al-Nu'man in Idlib, Syria. The shelling killed 18 civilians (eight children, seven women and three men) in the past 48 hours. In addition, on Saturday February 16th, shelling in Hama struck the residence of Dr. Ahmad Hamwiya (pharmacist) in Al Madiq castle, killing him. Please click here to read the full press release. 


35 Children Dead Since December; Wave of IDPs Escaping Hajin Overwhelms Camps

Escalating fighting in the ISIL held Hajin region of Deir Ez Zor has led to the massive displacement of over 10,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to the Al Hol refugee camp in Hassakeh this week. UNHCR reported over 35 children and infants have died from hypothermia and malnourishment since December on the journey or at the camp. More than 23,000 IDPs, mostly women and children, have fled to the Al Hol camp since December, overwhelming the camp originally designed for a third of the current capacity. Please click here to read the full press release.

15 Displaced Syrian Children Die Due to Extreme Cold and Lack of Medical Care

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15 Syrian displaced children, 13 under the age of one, have died in the past few weeks due to extreme cold, harsh living conditions, and lack of access to medical care. According to the UN, at least eight of those deaths are of children in the Rukban camp near the Syrian-Jordanian border.  UNICEF says the key factors leading to the deaths are extreme cold and lack of access to medical care for young infants and women, who are almost half of the population. Please click here to read the full press release.
 
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BREAKING: Snow and Freezing Temperatures Endangers Flooded Refugee Camps In Lebanon

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The snowstorm “Norma” is battering Northeastern Lebanon with heavy snow, rain and strong winds affecting nearly 250,000 refugees.  Hundreds of refugee camps and settlements in the area from the Akkar Plain to Bekaa Valley have been devastated by the storm.  The camps house thousands of Syrian refugees in little more than tents and improvised wooden structures. Please click here to read the full press release. 

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Record Rainfall Devastates IDP Camps in Northern Syria

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On December 26, unusually heavy rainfall caused severe flash flooding in Northern Syria along the Turkish Border and in Northern Aleppo. Hundreds of tents were washed away in Atma, Dana, Sarmada and Qah in the northern countryside of Idlib. The area is largely desert and valleys with poor drainage.  The tents are canvas and fixed to the bare ground with dirt roads connecting them. Over 250,000 refugees in these areas have been affected with many shelters, food and water stocks ruined by flooding. Please click here to read the full press release.

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Catastrophe Imminent if Aid Does Not Reach Al-Rukban Camp

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At least 55,000 people are at risk in Al Rukban refugee camp. According to community workers, 15 people have died this month alone, among them two babies. On October 8, in less than 24 hours, two babies died in the camp. 4-month-old Huda Raslan died from malnutrition and lack of medical access. Munaf Al Mahmoud, a one year old baby, died due to the lack of adequate medical care.   In addition, there are 150 cases in urgent need of medical care.. Many of the internally displaced persons are women and children. The camp is in a desert with harsh living conditions. Severe malnutrition is widespread. No medical or humanitarian aid has been allowed in the area since January 2018. Please click here to read the full press release. 

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UOSSM Awarded Innovation Grant to Develop Health Integrated Resilience System in Syria

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Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM) was among three finalists invited to attend and present their innovative projects in conflict zones, at the 2018 edition of the Concordia Annual Summit in New York City. The administrator for USAID, Mr. Mark Green, and the Secretary of State for DFID, announced UOSSM as one of the 23 finalists for the Humanitarian Grand Challenge last Tuesday, September 25, 2018. 
 
The finalists were selected from a pool of 615 applicants across 86 countries. The grant will help UOSSM support its innovative project, Health Integrated Resilience System (HIRS), to strengthen the resilience of health systems by integrating solar power, electronic ambulance systems and tele-medicine services, to deliver life-saving aid in the world's most challenging war zones. 
 
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Dr. Monzer Yazji, President of UOSSM USA and President & CEO of South Texas Clinical Partner ACO, was invited to present UOSSM's innovative project (HIRS) at the Concordia Annual Summit. Please click here to read the full press release. 

Six Medical and Civil Facilities Attacked in Past Two Days

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Three hospitals, two Syrian Civil Defense Centers, and an ambulance system were attacked and put out of service in the past two days leaving thousands with no access to medical care. All three hospitals are underground facilities. Please click here to read the full press release. 


217,000 IDPs in Daraa; Fastest Displacement in Syrian History

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As of 9:30 pm Damascus time, at least 217,000 people have been internally displaced from Daraa, with little to no access to food, clean water, shelter and medical care. The number is expected to rise dramatically as more people continue to flee the relentless bombings. Since June 19th, 157 people have been killed and at least 350 wounded, many of whom are women and children. Please click here to read the full press release. 

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Another UOSSM Staff Killed; Syrian Doctors Plead For Help In Daraa

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Yusuf Ayyash, a UOSSM warehouse worker was killed today at 7 p.m. Damascus time by an airstrike, along with his wife and daughter. This is the third UOSSM staff member to be killed in Daraa in less than a week. 

As the besiegement of Daraa escalates, four hospitals and one primary health care center were attacked and put out of service. Nearly 60,000 people have been displaced by the violence since June 19 and have nowhere to turn after Jordan closed its borders and the western suburbs went under siege. Please click here to read the full press release. **WARNING-GRAPHIC IMAGES IN PRESS RELEASE.


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