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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DR. KHAULA SAWAH CEO OF UOSSM USA ATTENDS INVITATION ONLY EVENT “SUPPORTING SYRIA AND THE REGION 2016”

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Dr. Sawah said, ”It was a very intense conference and UOSSM is proud to be among the dignitaries and one of the few Syrian NGOs that were invited to this event.”

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MATERNITY AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AMONG THE LATEST CASUALTIES OF STRING OF AIRSTRIKES ON TARGETED MEDICAL FACILITIES

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While people all over the world were celebrating Christmas, a string of attacks on hospitals continued. The latest victim was a maternity and children’s hospital was in Azzaz in the suburbs of Aleppo and is now out of service due to damage sustained from the strike. This hospital provided deliveries for over 260 patients a month that will now have to deliver elsewhere. 10 civilians that were in the area were also killed.

This is the latest in a string of attacks on medical facilities that seem to be happening on an almost daily basis for the past month. Click here to read the full press release.

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82 CIVILIANS KILLED, 196 INJURED AND AT LEAST 15 MISSING POSSIBLY BURIED UNDER COLLAPSED SIX STORY BUILDING IN IDLEB

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Sunday was just another day in Syria. Four missiles were launched from helicopter gunships killing at least 82 civilians. A large six story building collapsed and it is assumed many are still buried under the rubble. 196 civilians were also injured. This all came after the UN passed Resolution 2254 one day before stating, ” All parties immediately cease any attacks against civilians and civilian objects as such, including attacks on medical facilities and personnel.”

To read the full press release click here.


OVER 50 AIRSTRIKES IN EASTERN GHOUTA ON SUNDAY LEAVING AT LEAST 96 CIVILIANS DEAD INCLUDING 42 CHILDREN

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There were over 50 airstrikes on Sunday that shook the infrastructure of Eastern Ghouta over 96 civilians are confirmed dead with at least 42 of them are children, and over 300 are injured. Many medical facilities were hit and there is a critical shortage of medical supplies including anesthesia, IV fluids, pain medicine, and antibiotics. To read the press release click here.

      

 


BARNAS MATERNITY HOSPITAL STRUCK WITH MISSILE- MAJOR DAMAGE TO MATERNITY WING REPORTED

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Yet another hospital has been targeted and struck in Syria, this time on the Idleb-Latakia border. One  midwife was wounded and is in critical condition, while three staff and three patients sustained minor injuries.  The maternity wing is completely destroyed. Barnas Hospital provided care to over 25,000 and women, and there were approximately 145 deliveries per month. To read the full press release click here.



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