THREE MEDICAL FACILITIES BOMBED IN ONE DAY THROUGHOUT SYRIA

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Three medical facilities throughout Syria have been attacked and shut down in the past six hours, causing massive damage, casualties and death. Today, just hours ago two hospitals and an autopsy forensics lab were targeted. The number of targeted medical facilities is on the rise. Click here to read the full press release.


Syria Relief Maternity Hospital Bombed In Idlib, Syria

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Another hospital was hit by an airstrike just a few hours ago. The Syrian Relief (UOSSM affiliate) maternity hospital, supported by Save the Children, is in Kafer Takhareem (Idlib). The hospital provides services to 1300 women and almost 300 deliveries a month. The nearest hospital to this area is 43 miles away, again depriving civilians of access to medical care. At least five civilians were killed and 13 wounded in the attack.

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DISTURBING IMAGE OF UNBORN BABY KILLED BY SHRAPNEL EMERGES FROM ALMOST ENTIRELY BESIEGED ALEPPO

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A disturbing image emerged amidst the rubble of an almost entirely besieged area in Aleppo. The image (too graphic to show) shows a paramedic holding the dead body of an unborn baby that was killed by shrapnel through his mother’s body. Both his mother and father along with several civilians were killed in the attack. Click here to read the full press release. 


HEALTHCARE DEPARTMENT SHUT DOWN AFTER TARGETED AIRSTRIKES IN IDLIB

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After a major bombardment on the Idlib province the Healthcare Department was shut down due to damage from targeted, repeated airstrikes.

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Airstrikes Destroy Al-Shefaa Hospital in Idlib

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Another hospital was put out of service today after being struck and completely destroyed by an airstrike in Idlib, Syria at 11:40 a.m. Among the three casualties was one child; many others were also wounded. Please click here to read the full press release.


HEAVY BOMBING IN IDLIB CAUSES AREA HOSPITALS TO CLOSE/SCARCE MEDICAL CARE

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The heavy bombardment of Idlib on Tuesday May 31, caused the shutdown of many area hospitals due to safety concerns. Many of the wounded were going to UOSSM’s Bab al Hawa Hospital, but is not equipped to take in so many patients at once. Three children died lying in the emergency room awaiting treatment. Click here to read the full press release.


UOSSM AL-MARJEH PHC CENTER DESTROYED IN TARGETED AIRSTRIKES IN ALEPPO

 

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UOSSM‘s Al-Marjeh Primary Health Care Center in Aleppo was targeted on Friday April 29 by Syrian forces and it’s allies and was directly hit leading to complete damage of the PHC, which will now be shut down indefinitely. Fortunately there were no victims as this center was closed.

The center consists of pediatric, gynecological and internal medicine clinics and has a pharmacy and lab.
The center was established by UOSSM in partnership with Expertise France in 2014 and has been supported by UNOCHA HPF Fund since July 2015.
1888 consultations are provided per month in the center. This is not the first time the center was targeted and attacked.

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WOMEN KILLED IN MATERNITY WARD DURING LABOR IN HOSPITAL ATTACK IN ALEPPO; TWO DOCTORS ALONG WITH SEVERAL STAFFERS KILLED

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The Al-Quds Hospital, in Aleppo, was targeted by Syrian Forces and Allies on Wednesday April, 27 by thermobaric bombs, causing death and destruction. The hospital was primarily a women’s and children’s hospital but also provided services including internal medicine, cardiology, nephrology, neurology, and other specialties. Among the victims were women that were in labor when the bombs struck killing them and their newborn or unborn babies. Two doctors were also killed. There at least 35 victims many of them women and children.

* The death toll has risen to at least 50 people and over 80 injured, that number is still expected to rise as bodies are still being pulled out of the rubble.

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LEAD DOCTOR OF HAMA’S MEDICAL DIRECTORATE KILLED BY TARGETED AIR STRIKE DURING CEASE FIRE

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Dr. Hassan Al-Araj, Head of the Health Directorate in Hama, Syria, was killed in an airstrike Wednesday April 13, during the ceasefire. Dr. Al-Araj had just left the the Al-Maghara Hospital, where he was Hospital Director, and was on his way to the Health Directorate when a surface-to-air missile struck approximately 60 feet from the hospital and less than one foot from his car killing the doctor instantly. Activists on the ground report that Dr. Al-Araj was the target of that air strike.

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SEVERAL HOSPITALS SHUT DOWN DUE TO DAMAGE SUSTAINED FROM AIRSTRIKES

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On February 15 three hospitals were targeted and hit with airstrikes causing damage that led them to shut down. This is the latest in a series of attacks on hospitals and civilian facilities that have been on the rise in the past few months.

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