Press Releases - UOSSM International

2 Hospitals Attacked and Phosphorous Bombs Used In Syria

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On November 11, 2016 A hospital in Kafr Zita in rural Hama, was hit by at least two barrel bombs, resulting in severe damage to the facility. Initial reports show no casualties. The hospital provides an average of 1,940 consultations, 339 admissions, 126 major surgeries and 25 deliveries. The facility was rendered completely out of service.  Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: UOSSM Medical Center in Homs, Syria, Bombed Killing 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A UOSSM Primary Health Care Center in the Homs suburbs was shelled yesterday, killing three patients, critically wounding two others and heavily damaging the structure. The PHC began operating in June 2014 and provides services to approximately 6000-7000 patients a month with 23% of patients under the age of five years old. Continue reading

BREAKING: MAJOR HOSPITAL IN ALEPPO HEAVILY DAMAGED HOURS AGO - SUPPORTED BY EUROPEAN NGO

A major hospital in Aleppo was hit by airstrikes and heavily damaged hours ago at approximately 4 p.m. on October 14, 2016 Damascus time. No fatalities were reported and 35 patients were transferred .  The hospital was supported by UOSSM/ SAMS/  other NGO's and serves a population of 150,000 people in Aleppo. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Syrian Cave Hospital Heavily Damaged By Air Strikes Hours Ago

The “Dr. Hasan Al-Araj” or “Cave Hospital,” in rural Hama, was heavily damaged  by two waves or air strikes at 3 PM Damascus time and one later in the evening. The facility, supported by UOSSM and other NGOs, is a hospital built inside a cave 50 feet (17 meters) deep inside a mountain. Extensive damage was reported to the emergency room and other parts of the hospital resulting in its closure. No casualties were reported and only minor injuries. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Aleppo’s 2 Largest Hospitals Bombed Same Day As Aid Worker Strike

M2 & M10 hospital, two of Aleppo’s largest hospitals were attacked at 4 AM,  rendering them out of service. The attack coincides with a planned work strike (non-emergency only)  today by doctors, medical staff and humanitarians for three hours in Syria (2 PM to 5 PM Damascus time)  to protest against the continued targeting of medical facilities and health professionals without repercussion. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Massacre in Aleppo This Weekend

An intense aerial bombing campaign over Eastern Aleppo, which started on September 22 and continued throughout the weekend, has left over 314 civilians dead and over 1,600 injured in the past week.    Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Airstrike Kills 5 Aid Workers Of Europe Based NGO in Syria

BREAKING: Airstrike Kills 5 Aid Workers Of Europe Based NGO in Syria September 20, 2016   Five staff members of The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM) were killed after an airstrike hit a medical facility at approximately 11 p.m. Damascus time.  The airstrike hit Khan Touman medical triage point in Aleppo and complete destroyed the facility and two ambulances.   Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Chemical Weapons Attack in Aleppo Injures 128 including 37 children

Toronto, ON- On September 6, 2016 6:30 a.m. Damascus time, two barrels of  chlorine gas were dropped by helicopter on the civilian neighborhood of  Al Sukari in the center of Aleppo. 128 people were injured by the attacks, and are being treated at Al Quds Hospital (71 cases reported), Al Zarzour Hospital (21 cases reported)  and Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Hospital (36 cases reported) with some patients choosing not to seek medical attention. No fatalities have been reported. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: New Stats From Aleppo Show Devastating Impact of Airstrikes On Children

New Stats From Aleppo Show Devastating Impact of Airstrikes On Children  Toronto, ON- The viral video of 5 year old Omran covered in rubble has drawn international attention to the fate of children trapped in Syria. As many doctors in Aleppo say, “Omran is one of the lucky ones”. Today videos were released of children suffering severe burns from napalm attacks in Syria. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: CHEMICAL WEAPON ATTACK IN ALEPPO- 3 DEAD, SCORES WOUNDED

Confirmed Chemical Weapon Attack in Aleppo City Leaves Three Dead and Tens Seeking Treatment in Area Hospitals: Toronto, ON-  It has been confirmed by the public relations office of the Aleppo Health Directorate that there was a chemical agent attack on Az-zibdieh in Aleppo city.   Continue reading