Press Releases - UOSSM International

PRESS RELEASE: Catastrophe Imminent if Aid Does Not Reach Al Rukban Camp

Geneva, Switzerland -UOSSM calls for the immediate delivery of food, water and medical aid to the Al Rukban refugee camp. The Rukban camp, located in south eastern Syria on the border of Jordan and Iraq, houses roughly 55,000 IDPs based on UN estimates.  Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Innovation Grant to Fund Solar Powered Ambulance In Conflict Zones

Geneva, Switzerland - On Tuesday September 25, UOSSM was awarded a $250,000 innovation grant by ‘Grand Challenges Canada’ to develop the HIRS (Health Integrated Resilience System) for medical aid in conflict zones. Continue reading

Press Release: Six Medical and Civil Facilities Attacked in Past Two Days

Geneva, Switzerland -Three hospitals, two Syrian Civil Defense Centers, and an ambulance system were attacked and put out of service in the past two days leaving thousands with no access to medical care. All three hospitals are underground facilities.  Continue reading

BREAKING: 217,000 IDPs in Daraa, Fastest Displacement in Syrian History

Geneva, Switzerland -As of 9:30 pm Damascus time, at least 217,000 people have been internally displaced from Daraa, with little to no access to food, clean water, shelter and medical care. Earlier this week on Tuesday, the UN reported that 45,000 people had been displaced from Daraa.   Continue reading

BREAKING: Another UOSSM Staff Killed, Syrian Doctors Plead For Help In Daraa

BREAKING: Another UOSSM Staff Killed, Syrian Doctors Plead For Help In Daraa Geneva, Switzerland -On June 27 at seven pm Damascus time, Yusuf Ayyash, A UOSSM warehouse worker at the Giza office, was killed by an airstrike along with his wife and daughter. This is the third UOSSM staff member to be killed in less than a week.   Continue reading

BREAKING: UOSSM Ambulance Driver Killed By Airstrike In Daraa

Geneva, Switzerland- A volunteer UOSSM ambulance driver, Abdulhadi Al Hariri, was killed today at 1 p.m. Damascus time in a targeted “double tap” attack, as first responders were headed to evacuate wounded victims of an attack in Busr Al Harir.   Continue reading

BREAKING: UOSSM PHC Attacked In Daraa

Geneva, Switzerland- On June 24 at 5 PM Damascus time, a UOSSM primary health care centre in Busra Al Harir, Daraa was hit by a direct airstrike and suffered extensive damage. The facility was previously evacuated and there were no casualties. The centre served 5,000 patients per month. Continue reading

BREAKING: UOSSM Midwife Killed in Daraa

A UOSSM midwife, Maysoun Harbat, and her daughter were killed on June 21 at 5:00 p.m. Damascus time as a result of heavy shelling in Al-Harak in the Daraa country side. Harbat's other daughter survived the attack but has sustained serious injuries. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Women and Children's Hospital in Idlib Bombed

On June 10, a wave of airstrikes in Idlib, Syria has left at least 10 dead including two children and over 18 injured. Al Nour Women and Children’s hospital was hit by an airstrikes, suffered heavy damage and was put out of service. The facility serves a population of 35,000.   Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Airstrike In Residential Area Kills At Least 44 Including 6 Children

On June 7 at 9:15 PM Damascus time, airstrikes bombarded the village of Zardana in Rural Idlib killing at least 44 people including six children and one doctor, and injured over 80. Early reports indicate a “double tap” strategy was employed killing and injuring first responders.   Continue reading