It was another destructive and bloody day in Syria as two hospitals, and a refugee camp were attacked, leaving thousands in areas subject to daily bombardment, without access to medical care. A hospital in Daraa, the Latamneh Hospital, and the Maartah refugee were all attacked today, killing at least two and wounding at least 37. Please click here to read the full press release.Read more
Kafr Takhareem Hospital was targeted and attacked this morning by three airstrikes at 2 a.m. Damascus time. The hospital was severely damaged and put out of service, two ambulances and a service car were also destroyed. No fatalities or casualties were reported from inside the hospital, but 12 people were killed in separate attacks in the area.
The hospital was a specialty surgical hospital that provided services to over 100,000 people, and provided 1300 consultations, 105 major surgeries, and 18 war related trauma cases per month.
This is the sixth hospital to be attacked in April alone, leaving thousands without access to medical care. Please click here to read the full press release.
The last remaining hospital in the southern suburbs of Idlib and northern region of Hama, was attacked twice and put out of service on Saturday. The cave hospital, which is under 22 feet of rock, was hit at 2:30 p.m. Damascus time by a bunker buster missile and attacked again at 5:15 p.m.. Five people were killed, including a girl, who just had surgery in the morning, her parents, and another patient and companion. Two nurses were wounded, one with a severe spinal injury. Please click here for the full press release.Read more
A Syria Relief child and maternity hospital in Idlib was targeted yesterday at 1:05 p.m. Damascus time, by three airstrikes causing extensive damage to the facility. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported. At least five medical staff were wounded including a gynecologist and an anesthesiologist who were in the middle of an operation when the hospital was attacked. The doctor was able to quickly sew the mother up, and the patient and baby were not harmed in the attack. The hospital was put out of service. Please click here to read the full press release.Read more
UOSSM staff have been working tirelessly to treat 114 people injured from the convoy attack Saturday, in Al Rashideen. 114 of the 273 people injured were transferred to UOSSM’s largest hospital in the North of Syria for emergency care. The transferred patients included over 20 children and 53 women. Five children succumbed to their injuries. UOSSM provided treatment to all patients and referred critical cases to specialized hospitals in Turkey. UOSSM had 10 ambulances dedicated to the evacuation efforts. Several NGO staff were injured by the blast including two UOSSM staff. Please click here to read the full press release.Read more
One nurse was killed, and several staff were wounded yesterday in an attack on a hospital in Dael, Daraa. The hospital was hit by airstrikes at 1:30 a.m. on April 9, 2017, destroying an ambulance, damaging the hospital and putting it out of service. A five day old baby also succumbed to injuries on Friday April 7 after being exposed to a chemical agent attack (chlorine suspected) on Monday, April 3. Please click here to read the full press release.Read more
Today, at approximately 6:30 a.m. Damascus time, warplanes dropped a chemical weapon on the neighborhood of Khan Sheikhoun in southern Idlib, killing approximately 100 people, including at least 25 children, and injuring at least 400. Three UOSSM medical staff were affected by the attack, while treating patients, and rushed to the ICU.
Medical facilities are overwhelmed with patients and unequipped to handle chemical attacks of this magnitude. Please click here to read the full press release.
Ahead of the Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, Syrian doctors have released a new report documenting a major increase in airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and medical facilities in opposition-held areas. The study, issued by the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, examines the conditions of 107 hospitals in northern and southern Syria and reveals that all were hit by airstrikes at least once in 2016 – some as many as 25 times.
The Latamneh area in the suburbs of Hama was hit today by an airstrike which deployed a chemical weapons agent. At least 70 civilians, including medical personnel, were injured from exposure to the chemical agent. Patients were taken to area hospitals and were experiencing the following symptoms: nausea, agitation, foaming of the mouth, muscle spasms, and pinpoint pupils. Two patients went into cardiac arrest. No deaths have been reported. Please click here to read the full press release.Read more