Press Releases - UOSSM International

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

PRESS RELEASE: Catastrophe Imminent if Aid Does Not Reach Al Rukban Camp

Geneva, Switzerland -UOSSM calls for the immediate delivery of food, water and medical aid to the Al Rukban refugee camp. The Rukban camp, located in south eastern Syria on the border of Jordan and Iraq, houses roughly 55,000 IDPs based on UN estimates.  Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Innovation Grant to Fund Solar Powered Ambulance In Conflict Zones

Geneva, Switzerland - On Tuesday September 25, UOSSM was awarded a $250,000 innovation grant by ‘Grand Challenges Canada’ to develop the HIRS (Health Integrated Resilience System) for medical aid in conflict zones. Continue reading

Press Release: Six Medical and Civil Facilities Attacked in Past Two Days

Geneva, Switzerland -Three hospitals, two Syrian Civil Defense Centers, and an ambulance system were attacked and put out of service in the past two days leaving thousands with no access to medical care. All three hospitals are underground facilities.  Continue reading

BREAKING: 217,000 IDPs in Daraa, Fastest Displacement in Syrian History

Geneva, Switzerland -As of 9:30 pm Damascus time, at least 217,000 people have been internally displaced from Daraa, with little to no access to food, clean water, shelter and medical care. Earlier this week on Tuesday, the UN reported that 45,000 people had been displaced from Daraa.   Continue reading

BREAKING: Another UOSSM Staff Killed, Syrian Doctors Plead For Help In Daraa

BREAKING: Another UOSSM Staff Killed, Syrian Doctors Plead For Help In Daraa Geneva, Switzerland -On June 27 at seven pm Damascus time, Yusuf Ayyash, A UOSSM warehouse worker at the Giza office, was killed by an airstrike along with his wife and daughter. This is the third UOSSM staff member to be killed in less than a week.   Continue reading

BREAKING: UOSSM Ambulance Driver Killed By Airstrike In Daraa

Geneva, Switzerland- A volunteer UOSSM ambulance driver, Abdulhadi Al Hariri, was killed today at 1 p.m. Damascus time in a targeted “double tap” attack, as first responders were headed to evacuate wounded victims of an attack in Busr Al Harir.   Continue reading