Press Releases - UOSSM International

BREAKING: Four Medical Facilities Attacked Within 24 Hours in Idlib, Syria, Exodus Continues

Four medical facilities were attacked within 24 hours in Idlib, Syria further crippling a devastated health care system in Idlib. Today, at 5:40 pm Damascus time Al Hikma Hospital in Taftanaz Idlib was targeted by a barrel bomb 50 meters from the hospital causing damage and putting the hospital out of service. No casualties were reported. The hospital, supported by UOSSM, was operating on an emergency only basis and provided services to over 4800 patients in January.  Continue reading

BREAKING: Hospital Bombed, 80K Displaced in 48 hours, Hyperinflation in Syria

On January 29, 2020 at 22:40 Damascus time, multiple airstrikes hit Al Shami Surgical Hospital in Ariha, Idlib injuring four nurses, the director of the facility and an administrator (in critical condition).  At least six people were killed as they waited outside the hospital.The hospital was heavily damaged and put out of service. Since April 2019, there have been at least 74 attacks on medical facilities.  In the past 48 hours, over 80,000 civilians have been displaced from Ariha and Saraqeb, fleeing heavy airstrikes on civilian areas.  Since January 1, at least 138 civilians have been killed.   Continue reading

BREAKING: Aid Agency Warns Of Humanitarian Disaster, 35 Killed Yesterday By Airstrikes In Syria

UOSSM denounces the airstrikes on civilian areas of Idlib and Aleppo yesterday, January 21, within the de-escalation zone. The attack killed at least 35 civilians and injured countless more. Today, the airstrikes continued levelling areas of Maarat Al Nouman and Aleppo. In the past 10 days, 73 civilians were killed including 27 children and at least 11,700 families have been displaced.  Continue reading

Crowded Market Hit By Airstrike in Idlib City, Syria; 19 Dead, 65 Injured

On January 15 at 2:06 pm Damascus time, a massive airstrike hit the crowded Al-Hal Market in Idlib city killing at least 19 and injuring at least 65 civilians, including many women and children. This new military campaign on Idlib city, which started last week, poses the greatest threat to millions of civilians since the start of the conflict.  Continue reading

Press Release: UOSSM Meets With President Emmanuel Macron About The Humanitarian Disaster In Idlib

Paris, January 10, 2020 - UOSSM was received on January 8, 2019 at the Élysée Palace by Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, along with 15 other humanitarian organizations operating in Syria.  Continue reading

Press Release: Humanitarian Catastrophe In Maarat Al Nouman, Syria; At Least 38 Dead, Hundreds Injured

A week of relentless airstrikes, barrel bomb attacks and artillery strikes have devastated Maarat Al Nouman and the South Eastern Idlib countryside in Syria. At least 38 civilians have been killed this week including eight women and seven children.  Hundreds more have been wounded and the casualty count is expected to rise significantly.  In the past week, at least 60,000 civilians were internally displaced and face harsh conditions during the start of winter.  Medical facilities, already crippled by a year of attacks, are struggling to deal with the influx of wounded. At least 68 medical facilities have been attacked since April 2019. Continue reading

BREAKING: Second Hospital Bombed in One Week in Syria

A second hospital was attacked in Idlib, Syria yesterday. Al Rawda Hospital in Kafranbel, Idlib was bombed in a targeted attack on November 26, at approximately 7:39 p.m. Damascus time. The hospital was damaged and put out of service. No casualties were reported since the hospital was evacuated earlier.  Continue reading

BREAKING: Al Kiwan Hospital Hit by Airstrikes, Destroyed

At 9:21 PM on November 24th, the Al Kiwan Hospital in Kansafra, Idlib was hit by an airstrike and destroyed. The facility was evacuated prior to the strike and no casualties were reported. This attacks marks the 66thmedical facility attacked since April 2019.    Continue reading

BREAKING: Densely Packed Qah IDP Camp Hit By Missiles Today - Idlib, Syria

Geneva, Switzerland- Today at 8:24 P.M. Damascus time on November 20, 2019, surface missiles struck the Qah Camp for the displaced in northern Idlib, killing/ maiming scores and causing widespread fires. At least 12 were killed and over 20 were wounded, the majority of victims were children and women. The missile landed near the Qah Maternity and Children’s Hospital causing minor damage to the facility.  Continue reading

BREAKING : Children’s Hospitals and Kafr Nabl Hospital Hit by Airstrikes Syria

Geneva, Switzerland- Two hospitals were targeted by airstrikes today, November 6, 2019 in Idlib, Syria. This brings the total to 4 facilities bombed in 48 hours.   At around 1:30 a.m. Damascus time, two airstrikes, ten minutes apart, targeted the Shannan Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Areeha, Idlib. At least three medical staff were wounded. The hospital was severely damaged and put out of service. There were no casualties as the hospital was immediately evacuated by emergency workers after the first airstrike. Part of the building went up in flames. The hospital was partially supported by UOSSM.   Continue reading