There was another chemical attack in the besieged area of Aleppo yesterday. Three barrels containing a choking agent were dropped yesterday in the Kallaseh neighborhood and on a medical point causing at least 25 exposed victims to experience symptoms consistent with chlorine inhalation, including suffocation and difficulty breathing. Please click here to read the full press release.
It is with great optimism that UOSSM welcomes the prospect of the “Uniting for Peace” resolution on Syria led by 74 UN member states and 223 NGO’s/ civil society organizations initiated yesterday. Please click here to read the full press release
Four hospitals were attacked today in Eastern Aleppo, leaving the population of ~250,000 without access to hospital care. Video footage from Al Jazeera also shows the moment the hospital was attacked, nurses brought to tears after having to evacuate premature babies from their incubators and exposing them to the elements, as the nearby Hanano neighborhood was allegedly barreled with six explosive barrels containing what seems to be chlorine gas. Please click here to read the full press release.
NOVEMBER WITNESSES AN ALARMING RISE OF DELIBERATE AND INDISCRIMINATE ATTACKS ON HOSPITALS INTENSIFYING THE SUFFERING OF THE SYRIAN PEOPLE
There has been a major increase in the indiscriminate and deliberate targeting of hospitals and healthcare facilities in November. In the past week at least eight hospitals have been attacked, some more than once, causing major damage and putting many out of service. Two medical staff were killed and at least 16 medical personnel, including doctors and nurses have been injured. Please click here to read the full press release.
A UOSSM Primary Health Care Center in the Homs suburbs was shelled yesterday, killing three patients, critically wounding two others and heavily damaging the structure. Please click here to read the full press release.
A major hospital was hit by airstrikes and seriously damaged in the besieged area of Aleppo just hours ago, at approximately 4 p.m. Damascus time. No fatalities were reported and 35 patients were transferred to another medical facility. Please click here to read the full press release.
Two major hospitals were bombed today leaving them out of service, this coincides with a planned work strike (non-emergency only) today by doctors, medical staff and humanitarians for three hours in Syria (2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Damascus time) to protest against the continued targeting of medical facilities and health professionals. Please click here to read the full press release.
The besieged area of Aleppo has been under a fierce bombardment of airstrikes in the past week. Many doctors on the ground say it is the worst they have ever seen since the beginning of the crisis. Hospitals are running out of space and equipment and patients are being operated on and treated on hospital floors. Please click here to read the full press release.Read more
Four UOSSM medics were killed after they were dispatched to triage civilian victims. Two nurses and two drivers were killed, and one nurse is in critical condition fighting for his life. Click here to read the full press release.
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