Press Releases - UOSSM International

BREAKING: PHC Shelled In Syria, Dentist and Six Patients Injured

Geneva, Switzerland- On October 3 at 1:30 PM Damascus time, the Maarat Al Nouman Primary Health Care Centre in Maarat Al Nouman, Syria, was hit by artillery shelling and heavily damaged. One dentist and six patients were wounded in the attack. No fatalities were reported.  Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: 49th Medical Facility Targeted With Two Airstrikes in Syria

Geneva, Switzerland- The Alzerbeh Primary Health Care Center was directly targeted today, August 30, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. Damascus time with two airstrikes, putting it out of service. No casualties were reported as the center was closed today. The center was completely destroyed. The PHC was located in the Aleppo countryside. This marks the 49th medical facility to be attacked since April 28. Continue reading

BREAKING: Hospital Bombed in Northern Syria

Geneva, Switzerland- At 10:30 am Damascus Time on September 13, the Kiwan Hospital in Kanasarfa Village, Idlib was bombed by an artillery strike.  The facility was moderately damaged. One patient was injured by the attack with no fatalities reported. This marks the 52nd  medical facility attacked since the beginning of the military campaign on April 28, 2019.    Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Women’s Hospital Targeted by Seven Air Strikes in Syria; Newborns Evacuated

Geneva, Switzerland- The Iman Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital in Orum Al Kubra in the Aleppo countryside was targeted today, August 31, 2019, by seven airstrikes at 1 a.m. Damascus time. The hospital was damaged and put out of service. No casualties were reported but two patients and one staff were injured. Newborn babies that were still in incubators had to be evacuated.  Continue reading

BREAKING: Outrage Over Pediatric Hospital Bombed in Syria

Geneva, Switzerland- On August 27 at 10:35 pm Damascus Time, the Al- Ghadafa Pediatric and Gynecology Hospital in Maarrat Al Nouman, Syria was hit by four airstrikes and put out of service.  The hospital was evacuated earlier and sustained heavy damage. A watchman was injured by the airstrikes and no casualties were reported.  In the past 10 days, intense bombing in Maarrat Al Nouman has also led to over 200,000 people becoming newly internally displaced. This marks the 48th medical facility to be bombed since April 28.  Continue reading

BREAKING: Telmnes Hospital Hit By Airstrikes In Syria Killing 1 Patient

At 11:30 am Damascus time on August 21 the Telmnes Hospital in Maarat Al Nouman was targeted by four airstrikes causing significant damage to the facility and killing one patient.  This marks the 47 th medical facility to be bombed since April 28. Continue reading

Syrian Solar Hospital Saves Lives and Combats Climate Change

UOSSM’s ‘Syria Solar’ initiative has successfully launched a second solar power system in north western Syria on July 22, 2019, with the support of the Idlib Health Directorate. The facility is one of the key hospitals in northern Syria and specializes in orthopaedics. UOSSM field teams installed the 90 kWp solar photovoltaic system which consisted of; 300 solar photovoltaic panels, 12 inverters, 216 batteries and an advanced data control system. The hospital is expected to save approximately 60,000 liters of diesel fuel per year. This amounts to saving approximately 40-45% of the annual energy cost for the hospital. The system can fully provide uninterrupted electricity for the operating room, emergency department, and other critical services at the hospital during diesel outages. Continue reading

BREAKING: Three Ambulance Staff Killed in Targeted Attack Today in Northwest Syria

Two paramedics and one driver were killed today in the line of duty as their ambulance was targeted by an airstrike and completely destroyed. They were driving towards the site of another attack in Kafr Zeta, in the Hama Countryside, to help the victims, and were hit by an airstrike at 2:00 p.m. Damascus time. The ambulance was part of the Kafr Zeta Ambulance System, supported by the Hama Health Directorate.  Continue reading

BREAKING: Multiple Airstrikes Target Marketplace in Idlib Syria, Killing at Least 37

Multiple airstrikes targeted a busy marketplace today in Maarat Al Nouman, Idlib, from 8:36-9:00 a.m. Damascus time, killing at least 37 people. Many of the victims were women and children. Among those killed was a Syrian Civil Defense volunteer (White Helmets) as he was working to save victims of the first attack (known as a 'double tap' attack). Those numbers are expected to rise as bodies are still being pulled from under the rubble. At least 73 civilians have been killed and over 110 were wounded in the past two days in North West Syria as the bombardment continues. Among those killed, two were Syrian Civil Defense Workers (White Helmets), and one was a hospital guard.  Continue reading

BREAKING UOSSM Ambulance Center and 3 More Facilities Hit By Airstrikes in Syria

On July 10 at 9:40 am Damascus time, an airstrike hit a UOSSM ambulance center in Jisr Al Shughour causing material damage to the ambulances and facility. No injuries or casualties were reported. Continue reading