Press Releases - UOSSM International

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

BREAKING: 2 UOSSM Medical Facilities Bombed in Idlib, Syria

Geneva, Switzerland- Two UOSSM medical facilities were attacked today in Jisr Al Shughour, Idlib in Syria. An ambulance point was hit by artillery strikes at 1:45 p.m. Damascus time. Minor damages were reported and the facility was put out of service. The ambulance center is supported by UOSSM. Continue reading

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