Aleppo Evacuation Delayed as 50,000 People Still Stranded in Besieged Aleppo in Desperate and Extreme Cold Conditions

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An estimated 50,000 still remain in the besieged area of Aleppo. As evacuation efforts are delayed many are living in extremely difficult situations. The cold weather has settled in, and there is no electric, water or means to stay warm. Please click here to read the full press release. 


Chemical Attack in Eastern Suburbs of Hama Kills 93, Wounds over 300

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A chemical agent attack was reported in the eastern suburbs of Hama in the Aqeerbat area today. At least 93 civilians have been killed and over 300 wounded. 

In a passionate plea Dr. Khaula Sawah, CEO of UOSSM USA said, "I just cannot describe the situation any more. 100 people, mostly children and women die instantly from exposure to an unknown chemical gas while almost 100,000 people are waiting for the moment of death, as many in the Aleppo area are calling out and recording their wills, believing this is their last message. We have been calling on the international community and all responsible parties to stop this massacre; yet genocide is occurring, people are being massacred and action has yet to be taken."

Dr. Sawah added, "We, as humanitarians will continue to work and provide medical relief to the best of our capacity, at least we know we are doing what we are supposed to do to save lives. The failure of the international community will be recorded in history, and I do hope they will take action before it is too late. I call on every human being with a beating heart to not accept what is going on and to act to the best of their ability, so that these messages, coming from a battered people who have lost all hope, won’t be their last.”
Please click here to read the full press release.

Chemical Weapons Attack in Besieged Aleppo

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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.


UOSSM Supports Bold UN Proposal For Peace In Syria

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


OMAR BIN ABDUL AZIZ HOSPITAL DESTROYED; NO HOSPITALS LEFT IN BESIEGED EASTERN ALEPPO

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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

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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.


UOSSM MEDICAL FACILITY SHELLED IN HOMS, SYRIA KILLING THREE PATIENTS

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.


UOSSM SUPPORTED HOSPITAL SERIOUSLY DAMAGED IN AIRSTRIKE

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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.


ONE OF SYRIA’S MOST SECURE HOSPITALS PUT OUT OF SERVICE AFTER TARGETED AIR STRIKES

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Even hospitals built inside of caves are not safe in Syria. Today the “Cave Hospital” or “Dr. Hasan Al-Araj Hospital” was put out of service in Hama, Syria today. Click here to read the full press release.

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TWO ALEPPO HOSPITALS BOMBED SAME DAY AS AID WORKER STRIKE

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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.



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