MATERNITY AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AMONG THE LATEST CASUALTIES OF STRING OF AIRSTRIKES ON TARGETED MEDICAL FACILITIES
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.Read more
82 CIVILIANS KILLED, 196 INJURED AND AT LEAST 15 MISSING POSSIBLY BURIED UNDER COLLAPSED SIX STORY BUILDING IN IDLEB
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.”
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Dr. Raphael Pitti is one of the many who have helped Syria’s medical community recover from the collapse of the medical infrastructure. Dr. Pitti is a physician from France that specialized in Emergency Medicine in War Zones. He has provided many training courses to medically treat and deal with injuries and circumstances in war-torn Syria. Dr. Pitti supported the UOSSM in establishing the first medical training center in Bab al Hawa Hospital. Over 7000 trainees were trained since the program began in 2013.
OVER 50 AIRSTRIKES IN EASTERN GHOUTA ON SUNDAY LEAVING AT LEAST 96 CIVILIANS DEAD INCLUDING 42 CHILDREN
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.
Protect Hospitals & Health Workers in Syria Conference.
The Protect Hospitals and Health Workers in Syria Conference was on December 11. There were two discussion panels, the first discussion was: Syrian NGOs and On the Ground Challenges. Dr. Anas al Kassm, President of UOSSM Canada made the presentation.
You can watch the whole conference here.
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.
Have you ever had a bad day and thought you were the unluckiest person in the world, and no matter what you do everything is just wrong? Maybe you should think again and count your blessings because you really don’t know how blessed you are to be safe, healthy and surrounded by your family and friends.
Khadija is not so lucky…this young woman has felt pain in ways you probably could not even imagine. While she was five months pregnant with her second child the unthinkable happened to her in the comfort of her home. A barrel bomb came down on her home destroying any warm and fuzzy feelings she may have felt in her life. The ceiling came crashing down on her small family killing her husband and her four year old little boy. Pregnant Khadija was paralyzed from the waist down. But her baby survived… and she survived… fighting to find some sort of normalcy in her life. She has been in UOSSM’s Dar al Istishfaa Medical Center in Turkey since the end of July and last week she delivered a beautiful, healthy baby boy that she named Fadi after her late husband. Truly with hardship comes ease.
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