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.Read more
Mother Appeals for Urgent Treatment of Four-Year-Old Daughter Suffering from Cancer in Besieged Ghouta
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:Read more
Doctors and medical facilities in Eastern Ghouta are overwhelmed by the influx of patients wounded and injured by rapidly intensifying attacks. Hundreds of airstrikes in civilian areas, including cluster bombs, which are indiscriminate in nature and prohibited by international law, are causing massive civilian casualties.
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The medical situation in Ghouta is deteriorating rapidly, as two more infants died this week from lack of medication and malnutrition. Maram, a one year old, died from lack of medication for renal failure. Another baby, Mutasam, also one, died from lack of medication and malnutrition. A total of five infants have died in the past few weeks either from malnutrition or inadequate access to medical care and medications. Please click here to read the full press release.Read more
Doctors from around the world, organized by the aid agency UOSSM (Union Of Medical Care And Relief Organizations), under the campaign and hashtag #DoctorsInDanger, have united in protest against the targeting of medical facilities and staff in Syria. The petition already has 150,000 signatures and is growing by the day. The medical situation in Syria has hit a new low with over 732 aid workers killed. Please scroll below to read the full press release.Read more
Another hospital was attacked and put out of service today in Idlib, Syria. The Sham 4 hospital in Kafr Nabl was attacked at 6:30 a.m. Damascus time by three airstrikes, one of the missiles penetrated through three stories of the building, causing major destruction and putting the hospital out of service. According to Hama Health Directorate the hospital was damaged along with medical equipment, emergency vehicles, and the electrical grid. Please scroll below to read the full press release.
Violence returned in the areas of southern Idlib and northern Hama as several medical/civil facilities were attacked. Two paramedics and a female custodian were killed and several others were wounded.
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Seven White Helmets were killed by unknown assassins earlier today as they stormed the Civil Defense Center in Idlib, Syria. Please click here to read the full press release.
UOSSM launched the ‘Syria Solar’ Initiative on May 29, 2017, after 10 weeks of installation, and months of testing, and monitoring. The 480-panel pilot project is the first of its kind in Syria, and was designed to stabilize electricity in hospitals in Syria. Please click here to read the full press release.