Press Releases - UOSSM International

BREAKING: Car Bomb In Idlib Kills At least 9 Including 2 Medical Staff

At approximately 8:50 p.m. Damascus time on May 12, 2018 , a car bomb exploded less than 25 meters away from the Idlib Province Hospital, Idlib. At least 9 people were killed, including 2 medical staff, and over 25 injured.    UOSSM denounces this attack against civilians and medical staff. Civilians and medical staff are not targets and must be protected under international law.  Continue reading

BREAKING: Massive Chemical Weapon Attack Leaves 25+ Dead , 500+ Injured in Ghouta

Geneva, Switzerland – A massive chemical weapon attack was just reported in Douma, Eastern Ghouta today. Early reports indicate 25 people have been killed and over 500 civilians have been injured with the numbers set to rise. Many of the victims were children.  Continue reading

Press Release: Ghouta Evacuation Report March 23-28th

Geneva, Switzerland - The following report details the work of UOSSM in providing eastern Ghouta IDP’s with: primary health care, ambulance services, nutrition, mental health and psychosocial support, in addition to data collection. UOSSM is amongst a coalition of Syrian NGO’s serving the needs of the people of eastern Ghouta.  Continue reading

Press Release: UOSSM Assists 5000 Forcefully Displaced from Ghouta

Geneva, Switzerland -UOSSM responded to the forced displacement of the first two groups of people from Ghouta. On Thursday, 450 families, roughly 2000 people, were displaced from Harasta, Ghouta. Continue reading

Press Release: Ghouta Doctors Sound Alarm Over Emergency C-Sections, Siege Endangering Newborns

Geneva, Switzerland -Doctors in Eastern Ghouta performed 15 caesarean sections out of a total of 30 births yesterday. The doctors complain that they are being forced to do caesareans as the intense besiegement makes it difficult for expecting mothers to predict when they can safely go to the hospital. Continue reading

Press Release: At Least 500 Killed and 1000’s Wounded Since UNSCr 2401 Passed

Toronto, Ontario -The passing of UN Security Resolution 2401 has not stopped the violence in Ghouta as at least 500 were killed and thousands were wounded since the resolution passed on February 24, 2018. In addition, at least 26 medical facilities have been systematically targeted and put out of service leaving an already vulnerable population with very limited access to healthcare. Continue reading

BREAKING: UOSSM PHC and Office Attacked in Ghouta, Doctors Describe Attacks as “Mass Hysteria”

Geneva, Switzerland -A UOSSM Primary Health Care Center in Misraba and a UOSSM office in Hammouria, were hit under a wave of attacks on hospitals, buildings and “anything standing” in eastern Ghouta in the past 24 hours. No casualties were reported as all medical centers in the area were shut down due to heavy shelling and airstrikes.  Continue reading

BREAKING: Reports of a Chemical Attack in Eastern Ghouta Affects at Least 50

Geneva, Switzerland - Reports from doctors inside Ghouta are indicating there was a chlorine attack in Saqba and Hammouria in eastern Ghouta today around 9 p.m. Damascus time. According to the White Helmets, at least 50 civilians have been affected by the suspected gas, although area doctors are saying at least 100 have been affected.     Continue reading

BREAKING: 94 Civilians Killed Today During First Aid Convoy Delivery In Months

Geneva, Switzerland - 94 Civilians were killed today by heavy airstrikes while the first aid convoy entered eastern Ghouta in months. Among those killed was a dentist, Dr. Ahmad Wahbah. UOSSM condemns the reported confiscation of medical aid from the WHO/ SARC aid convoy to Ghouta on March 5, 2018. Early reports indicate the removal of surgical equipment, simple medication and insulin. Continue reading

BREAKING: UN Security Council Ceasefire Violated; Two Hospitals Attacked; 20 Killed

Geneva, Switzerland- Less than 24 hours after the UN Security Council Resolution 2401 passed for a 30 day emergency cessation of hostilities in Syria, two medical facilities were attacked, at least 20 civilians were killed; and over 70 others were wounded.    The two medical facilities in Eastern Ghouta were hit by airstrikes, heavily damaged and put out of service on the morning of February 25. Continue reading