UOSSM Meets With President Emmanuel Macron About The Humanitarian Disaster In Idlib, Syria

UOSSM was received on January 8, 2020 at the Élysée Palace by President Emmanuel Macron, along with 15 other humanitarian organizations operating in Syria. 
Dr. Ziad Alissa, President of UOSSM France and Professor Raphael Pitti, UOSSM Training Manager & Board Member, discussed the tremendous suffering of the people in Idlib and the immediate need for bold action. Please click here to read the full press release.
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BREAKING: Humanitarian Catastrophe In Maarat Al Nouman, Syria; At Least 38 Dead, Hundreds Injured

A week of relentless airstrikes, barrel bomb attacks and artillery strikes have devastated Maarat Al Nouman and the South Eastern Idlib countryside in Syria. At least 38 civilians were killed this week including eight women and seven children.  Hundreds more have been wounded and the casualty count is expected to rise significantly.  In the past week, at least 60,000 civilians were internally displaced and face harsh conditions during the start of winter.  Medical facilities, already crippled by a year of attacks, are struggling to deal with the influx of wounded victims. At least 68 medical facilities have been attacked since April 2019. Please click here to read the full press release.

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BREAKING: Second Hospital Bombed in One Week in Syria

A second hospital was attacked in Idlib, Syria yesterday. Al Rawda Hospital in Kafranbel, Idlib was bombed in a targeted attack on November 26, at approximately 7:39 p.m. Damascus time. The hospital was damaged and put out of service. No casualties were reported since the hospital was evacuated earlier. Please click here to read the full press release.


Al-Kiwan Hospital in Syria Hit By Airstrike, Destroyed

 At 9:21 p.m. Damascus time on November 24, 2019, the Al-Kiwan Hospital in Kansafra, Idlib was hit by an airstrike and destroyed. The facility was evacuated prior to the strike and no casualties were reported. This attacks marks the 66th medical facility attacked since April 2019. The hospital was partially supported by UOSSM. Please click here to read the full press release. 

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Deadly Attack Today in Qah Camp for the Displaced in Northern Idlib, Syria

There was a deadly attack today in the Qah Camp for the displaced in northern Idlib, when a missile landed in the camp wreaking havoc and causing widespread fires. At approximately 8:15 p.m. Damascus time the camp was hit with a missile causing a loud explosion. At least 12 were killed and over 20 were wounded, the majority of victims were children and women. Please click here to read the full press release. 

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Children’s Hospital and Surgical Hospital Hit by Airstrikes in Syria

Two hospitals were targeted by airstrikes today, November 6, 2019 in Idlib, Syria. This brings the total to four facilities bombed in 48 hours. 
 
At around 1:30 a.m. Damascus time, two airstrikes, ten minutes apart, targeted the Shannan Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Areeha, Idlib. At least three medical staff were wounded. The hospital was severely damaged and put out of service. There were no casualties as the hospital was immediately evacuated by emergency workers after the first airstrike. Part of the building went up in flames. The hospital was partially supported by UOSSM.
 
At 4:20 p.m. Damascus time the Kafr Nabl Surgical Hospital was hit by an airstrike. The hospital sustained material damage and was put out of service. No casualties were reported. Please click here to read the full press release. 
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BREAKING: Two UOSSM Medical Facilities Bombed in Idlib, Syria

Two UOSSM medical facilities were attacked today in Jisr Al Shughour, Idlib in Syria. An ambulance point was hit by artillery strikes at 1:45 p.m. Damascus time. Minor damages were reported and the facility was put out of service. The ambulance center is supported by UOSSM. 
The UOSSM Jisr Al Shughour Health Center, Idlib, was attacked at 3:30 p.m. Damascus time on November 4, 2019. The primary health care center was directly targeted by artillery strikes and sustained minor damages. No injuries or fatalities were reported. The health center provides an average of 14,600 primary health care, gynecological, pediatric, dental, nutrition, mental health and community health services to over 9,600 beneficiaries a month.  The facility was put out of service. Please click here to read the full press release.

PHC Shelled in Syria, Dentist and Six Patients Injured

On October 3 at 1:30 p.m. Damascus time, the Maarat Al Nouman Primary Health Care Center (PHC) in Maarat Al Nouman, Syria, was hit by artillery shelling and heavily damaged. One dentist and six patients were wounded in the attack. No fatalities were reported. Please click here to read the full press release. 
 

BREAKING: Hospital Bombed in Northern Syria

At 10:30 am Damascus time on September 13, the Kiwan Hospital in Kanasarfa Village, Idlib was bombed by an artillery strike.  The facility was moderately damaged. One patient was injured by the attack with no fatalities reported. This marks the 52nd  medical facility attacked since the beginning of the military campaign on April 28, 2019. Please click here to read the full press release.

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Women’s Hospital Targeted by Seven Air Strikes in Syria; Newborns Evacuated

The Iman Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital in Orum Al Kubra in the Aleppo countryside was targeted today, August 31, 2019, by seven airstrikes at 1 a.m. Damascus time. The hospital was damaged and put out of service. No casualties were reported but two patients and one staff were injured. Newborn babies that were still in incubators had to be evacuated. Please click here to read the full press release.

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