Founded in January 2012 in France, the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM) is a coalition of humanitarian, non-governmental, and medical organizations from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Turkey. Member organizations pool their resources and coordinate joint projects to provide independent and impartial relief and medical care to victims of war in Syria. UOSSM chapters work under a unified strategic framework to increase the effectiveness of the humanitarian response in areas of crisis.
UOSSM provides humanitarian and medical assistance to all Syrian victims of war regardless of their religion, ethnicity, or political affiliation.
We believe in a world in which everyone has the right to life, health and well-being.
To support the health and well being of individuals and communities affected by the Syrian crisis regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, or political affiliation.
Neutrality: We are committed to the medical ethics of neutrality and impartiality. We assist everyone in need irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, or political affiliation.
Accountability: We accept responsibility for using our resources efficiently to achieve measurable results. We are transparent and accountable to our supporters, partners, and above all, the people we assist.
Integrity: We take good care of the resources we are entrusted with. We strive to embody the highest standards of personal honesty, ethical conduct, and fairness in everything we do. We lead by example and always act in the best interests of the communities we serve.
Trust: We value the trust we have built in our relationships with our partners and the communities we work with. We strive to honour and maintain this trust.
Ambition: We provide the highest quality care possible, guided by the standards of our medical profession and international humanitarian principles.
(1) Mobilize medical NGOs and societies to open their medical and surgical resources, and make it accessible for the treatment of the injured and victims of the Syrian war.
(2) Coordinate necessary human resources of volunteers abroad and medical staff inside, to implement the relief and development projects of the UOSSM organizations.
(3) Set up logistic aid and training facilities to medical teams in Syria, and help them to build the capacity to improve the management of injured patients and victims of the war, regardless of their ethnicity, race or religion.
(4) Evacuate critically ill patients and severely injured to well-equipped health care centres in the neighbouring countries.
(5) Lead the research field via coordination with other NGOs and the large medical network of UOSSM inside Syria, through education, training, electronic data collection, ultimately to improve survivals and health care outcomes.