Press Releases - UOSSM International

BREAKING: 4th Medical Facility Bombed in Syria in past 72 hours

Geneva, Switzerland - The Kaston Primary Health Care Center in Hama, Syria was hit by mortars and shelling on May 1 at 11:45 AM. The facility, supported by UOSSM, was damaged, no injuries or casualties were reported. Continue reading

BREAKING: Second Syrian Hospital Hit By Airstrikes In Less Than 24 Hours

Geneva, Switzerland - At 6:30 PM on April 28 the Al-Latamna hospital in Northern Hama, Syria was hit by an airstrike and put out of service. This was the second air strike on a hospital in less than 24 hours. The airstrikes caused major damage to most of the hospital’s sections and destroyed one ambulance. No injuries or casualties were reported.  Continue reading

BREAKING: Hospital In Syria Hit By Airstrike

Geneva, Switzerland -On Sunday April 28 at 1:30 pm the Al Madiq Hospital in Northern Hama, Syria was hit by an air strike and heavily damaged. There were no injuries or casualties and the facility is now out of service. The hospital, which was supported by UOSSM until the end of March, was one of the few remaining operating hospitals in the region and served as a women and children’s specialty facility. The facility offered maternity services, child services and general surgeries serving approximately 8,000 beneficiaries a month. 5 civilians were also killed in the region during the same wave of airstrikes. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Drastic Escalation Of Violence Leaves 18 Civilians Dead in 48 Hours

Geneva, Switzerland - UOSSM denounces the shelling of civilian areas in Khan Sheikhun and Ma'arat al-Nu'man in Idlib province, which has killed 18 civilians (eight children, seven women and three men) in the past 48 hours. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Deadly Weekend For Children in Syria; Unborn Baby Killed in Womb

Geneva, Switzerland - It was a deadly weekend for Syrian children when several were killed in targeted attacks on civilians in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib. At least seven people were killed including four children this weekend. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: 15 Displaced Syrian Children Die Due to Extreme Cold and Lack of Medical Care

Geneva, Switzerland - At least 15 Syrian displaced children, 13 under the age of one, have died in the past few weeks due to extreme cold, harsh living conditions, and lack of access to medical care. According to the UN, at least eight of those deaths are of children in the Rukban camp near the Syrian-Jordanian border.    Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: 35 Children Dead Since December; Wave of IDPs Escaping Hajin Overwhelms Camps

Escalating fighting in the ISIL held Hajin region of Deir Ez Zor has led to the massive displacement of over 10,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to the Al Hol refugee camp in Hassakeh this week. Continue reading

BREAKING: Snow and Freezing Temperatures Endangers Flooded Refugee Camps In Lebanon

Geneva, Switzerland - The snowstorm “Norma” is battering North Eastern Lebanon with heavy snow, rain and strong winds affecting nearly 250,000 refugees.   Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Record Rainfall Devastates IDP Camps in Northern Syria

Geneva, Switzerland - On December 26, an unusually heavy rainfall caused severe flash flooding in northern Syria along the Turkish Border and in northern Aleppo. Hundreds of tents were washed away in Atme, Dana, Sarmada and Qah in the northern countryside of Idlib. The area is largely desert and valleys with poor drainage.   Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: UOSSM Launches Project To Protect The Health Of School Children

Geneva, Switzerland - UOSSM (Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations) has launched the ‘School Health’  Project today in the Ariha and Qourqania districts (Idlib, Syria). The project will combat high levels of scabies, waterborne diseases, malnutrition, lice, acute health issues and mental health issues with children in the area. Continue reading