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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CONFIRMED CHEMICAL WEAPON ATTACK ON ALEPPO CITY LEAVES THREE DEAD AND TENS SEEKING TREATMENT IN AREA HOSPITALS
It has been confirmed by the public relations office of the Aleppo Health Directorate that there was a chemical agent attack on Az-zibdieh in Aleppo city today 8:30 p.m. Damascus time. Three are confirmed dead including a woman and her son, and tens of victims are being treated at area hospitals. At least ten of the victims are under the age of 10, and 25 are under the age of five. Click here to read the full press release.Read more
The Amal Charity Hospital was shut down after the destruction following the targeted air strikes on the facility. Four medical staff and nine civilians were killed. Click here to read the full press release.