MATERNITY AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AMONG THE LATEST CASUALTIES OF STRING OF AIRSTRIKES ON TARGETED MEDICAL FACILITIES
While people all over the world were celebrating Christmas, a string of attacks on hospitals continued. The latest victim was a maternity and children’s hospital was in Azzaz in the suburbs of Aleppo and is now out of service due to damage sustained from the strike. This hospital provided deliveries for over 260 patients a month that will now have to deliver elsewhere. 10 civilians that were in the area were also killed.
This is the latest in a string of attacks on medical facilities that seem to be happening on an almost daily basis for the past month. Click here to read the full press release.Read more
82 CIVILIANS KILLED, 196 INJURED AND AT LEAST 15 MISSING POSSIBLY BURIED UNDER COLLAPSED SIX STORY BUILDING IN IDLEB
Sunday was just another day in Syria. Four missiles were launched from helicopter gunships killing at least 82 civilians. A large six story building collapsed and it is assumed many are still buried under the rubble. 196 civilians were also injured. This all came after the UN passed Resolution 2254 one day before stating, ” All parties immediately cease any attacks against civilians and civilian objects as such, including attacks on medical facilities and personnel.”
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OVER 50 AIRSTRIKES IN EASTERN GHOUTA ON SUNDAY LEAVING AT LEAST 96 CIVILIANS DEAD INCLUDING 42 CHILDREN
There were over 50 airstrikes on Sunday that shook the infrastructure of Eastern Ghouta over 96 civilians are confirmed dead with at least 42 of them are children, and over 300 are injured. Many medical facilities were hit and there is a critical shortage of medical supplies including anesthesia, IV fluids, pain medicine, and antibiotics. To read the press release click here.
Yet another hospital has been targeted and struck in Syria, this time on the Idleb-Latakia border. One midwife was wounded and is in critical condition, while three staff and three patients sustained minor injuries. The maternity wing is completely destroyed. Barnas Hospital provided care to over 25,000 and women, and there were approximately 145 deliveries per month. To read the full press release click here.
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One doctor has been confirmed dead and many medical staff and civilians injured in the latest string of targeted medical facilities. UOSSM USA strongly condemns the targeting of medical staff and facilities and call it a violation of international law.
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