Press Releases - UOSSM International

BREAKING: Syrian Doctor Killed By Chemical Weapon While Operating On Patient

A doctor was killed today by a chemical agent while operating on a patient. A barrel bomb with a chemical agent hit the front entrance of the Latamneh Hospital in Hama and entered causing severe respiratory and neurological injuries to many staff members. The gas attack killed Dr. Ali Darwish, a specialist orthopedic surgeon, while he was in the operating room.     Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Over 5 Million Syrians Without Water For 30 Days

Washington DC-  The bombing of the Ayn al Feeja water facility in Wadi Barada on December 24 has left over 5 million people without fresh, running water for the past 30 days. Concerns are growing over a health epidemic with a sharp rise in severe gastrointestinal cases, according to a doctor from Ibn Nafis Hospital in Damascus. Continue reading

Press Release: Damascus Water Shortage Risks Pandemic

For Immediate Release December 30, 2016 UOSSM is deeply concerned with the water shortage in Damascus which puts 4 million civilians at great risk. The two primary sources of drinking water- Wadi Barada and Ain-el-Fijah which provide water for 70 percent of the population of Damascus, were attacked and heavily damaged. They have not been operational since December 22.   Continue reading

Press Release: Aleppo Evacuation Report/ Urgent Child Protection

Thousands of people from Aleppo were evacuated today through the enormous efforts of 14 NGO’s bringing the total to approximately 20,000 evacuated. The majority of the evacuees were children, women and families. Among the children was Bana Al Abed, the seven-year-old girl, who’s twitter account went viral (@alabedbana), providing updates about the horrors of living in besieged Aleppo.  Continue reading

Joint Press Conference: Aleppo Emergency Medical Response

Where:  Baytna Syria   Gazi Muhtar Paşa Bul. Değirmiçem Mahallesi,14 Nolu Sk. 56 Efes İş Merkezi No:1, Gaziantep, Turkey  https://goo.gl/maps/pqxIAhttp://baytnasyria.org/en/home/https://www.facebook.com/baytnasyria/Venue Information: Omar Al Khani- +90 535 361 1303Assad Al- Achi - +90 534 858 5322 Continue reading

BREAKING: Chemical Weapons Attack Kills 93, Injures Over 300

A chemical agent attack was reported today in the eastern suburbs of Hama in the Aqeerbat area. At least 93 civilians have been killed and over 300 wounded. The attacks happened at approximately 6:30 a.m. on December 12 Damascus time amidst heavy airstrikes which lasted over an hour.  Continue reading

BREAKING: Chemical Weapons Attack In Kallaseh, Aleppo

Chlorine gas attacks reported in the Kallaseh neighbourhood of besieged Aleppo and a medical point on December 9, 2016. Victims at the medical facility reported symptoms consistent with the choking agent, chlorine gas. The number of injuries and casualties is currently unconfirmed.  Continue reading

Rally: 714 Candles For 714 Heroes - Geneva

Please join us at a rally on Friday December 16 at 6 pm, in solidarity and tribute to the heroic medical workers of Syria. 714 doctors, nurses and volunteers have lost their lives by choosing to save the lives of others in Syria.  We honour their sacrifices.  Continue reading

Immediate Release : Bold New UN Proposal For Peace In Syria

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It is with great optimism that UOSSM welcomes the prospect of the “Uniting for Peace” resolution on Syria led by 74 UN member states and 223 NGO’s/ civil society organizations initiated yesterday.   Continue reading

Five Major Hospitals Attacked in Syria in Past 48 hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Five hospitals and one mobile clinic were attacked in Syria in the past 48 hours. Initial reports indicate three people have been killed and 29 more injured.  The medical facilities attacked in the past two days provide on average per month: 23,000 consultations, 2000 admissions, 1800 surgeries and 650 deliveries.  The eight attacks of the past four days have put 2016 on track to becoming the worst year of hospital attacks on record. Continue reading