Four Day Surge In Violence Leaves 237 Dead, 1250 injured, Seven Medical Facilities Wrecked

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A four day surge in violence has left 237 dead and 1250 injured in Eastern Ghouta. Seven medical facilities were also attacked throughout Syria, leaving thousands with scarce access to medical care where it is needed most. Please click here to read the full press release.  

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Attack on Idlib Hospital Suffocates Newborn Babies as Incubators Lose Power

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Several medical facilities have been attacked and put out of service since Sunday, causing newborn babies to temporarily suffocate as their incubators lost power.The attacks left thousands with no access to medical care, as Idlib experienced fierce bombardment, including a reported chlorine gas attack. Please click here to read the full press release. 

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Fortified Cave Hospital Damaged by Targeted Attack in Hama; Third Chemical Attack in Ghouta Injures 11

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A few hours ago, at 12:15 p.m. Damascus time, the Al Maghara (Dr. Hassan Al Araj) Cave Hospital in Kafr Zita, Hama was hit by five missiles from an airstrike. The hospital, built under 60 feet of rock, suffered extensive damage throughout the building. 

In addition, there was a reported chlorine gas attack in Douma in Ghouta at 5:30 a.m. Damascus time, injuring eleven including women and children, and one Syrian Civil Defense (White Helmet) emergency responder. The victims smelled like chlorine and were having difficulty breathing, indicative of chlorine gas. This was the third chemical attack in Ghouta in 2018.

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Airstrike Against Hospital In Idlib Kills Five; Hospital In Ruins

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On January 29 at 11:30 a.m. Damascus time, The Owdai Hospital (also known as Al Ihsan Hospital) in Saraqeb, Idlib was hit by two airstrikes, killing five people, including one child and two women, and injuring six medical staff and several other patients. The hospital was severely damaged and put out of service. The 18-bed hospital was the only public hospital in the Saraqeb district. It served a population of 50,000 and performed 3,800 consultations month. The same hospital was attacked on January 20, and 21, causing moderate damage to the facility. Idlib Healthcare Authorities have declared that the city of Saraqeb is in a state of medical emergency. Please click here to read the full press release.


Suspected Gas Attack in Eastern Ghouta Injures Six

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There was a suspected chemical attack today in eastern Ghouta. Five women and one child were injured in the attack. Please click here to read the full press release. 

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At Least 11 Medical Facilities Attacked in New Wave of Violence

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The holiday season brought a new wave of attacks on medical facilities throughout Syria. There have been at least 11 separate attacks on medical facilities since December 26, 2017, targeting medical facilities in Idlib, Hama and Eastern Ghouta. In the past 10 days three paramedics have been killed in Eastern Ghouta and one nurse was killed in Northern Homs.

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Medical Evacuation of 29 Critical Cases in Ghouta Complete

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The medical evacuation of 29 critical cases was completed yesterday. The medical evacuation lasted for three days. On the first day, four patients were evacuated. On the second day,12 patients were evacuated, and the remaining 13 patients were evacuated yesterday. There was a total of 18 children, six women and five men that were evacuated. Two patients originally on the list had already passed away before the evacuation.

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UOSSM Joins #SolidarityWithKarim Campaign

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UOSSM has joined the#SolidarityWithKarim campaign, supported by thousands of people, who are outraged at the number of children that have been victims of attacks in Syria. Campaign participants are asked to cover their left eye, take a selfie and post on social media, using the hashtag, in solidarity with Karim. Please click here to read the full press release.

UOSSM Medical Facility Attacked And Destroyed In Aleppo

An UOSSM medical facility was put out of service today in Aleppo. At 3 a.m. Damascus time, the medical facility was hit by an airstrike, completely destroying the facility. No casualties have been reported. Please scroll below to read the full press release.

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Mother Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Four-Year-Old Daughter Suffering from Cancer in Besieged Ghouta

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UOSSM USA calls for the IMMEDIATE medical evacuation of four-year old Rama Helweh from Eastern Ghouta to Damascus where she received cancer treatment eight months ago. Rama's mother, Diala, is seen in a video speaking of her desperate attempt to save her child's life. Rama is malnourished, diagnosed with lymphoma and has a malignant tumor in her throat which prevents her from swallowing most foods. Her last dosage of the required medication was eight months ago. Without immediate treatment, doctors fear she will not survive the coming weeks. Please scroll down to read the full press release:

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