Press Releases - UOSSM International

BREAKING: Chemical Weapons Attack In Kallaseh, Aleppo

Chlorine gas attacks reported in the Kallaseh neighbourhood of besieged Aleppo and a medical point on December 9, 2016. Victims at the medical facility reported symptoms consistent with the choking agent, chlorine gas. The number of injuries and casualties is currently unconfirmed.  Continue reading

Rally: 714 Candles For 714 Heroes - Geneva

Please join us at a rally on Friday December 16 at 6 pm, in solidarity and tribute to the heroic medical workers of Syria. 714 doctors, nurses and volunteers have lost their lives by choosing to save the lives of others in Syria.  We honour their sacrifices.  Continue reading

Immediate Release : Bold New UN Proposal For Peace In Syria

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It is with great optimism that UOSSM welcomes the prospect of the “Uniting for Peace” resolution on Syria led by 74 UN member states and 223 NGO’s/ civil society organizations initiated yesterday.   Continue reading

Five Major Hospitals Attacked in Syria in Past 48 hours

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Five hospitals and one mobile clinic were attacked in Syria in the past 48 hours. Initial reports indicate three people have been killed and 29 more injured.  The medical facilities attacked in the past two days provide on average per month: 23,000 consultations, 2000 admissions, 1800 surgeries and 650 deliveries.  The eight attacks of the past four days have put 2016 on track to becoming the worst year of hospital attacks on record. Continue reading

2 Hospitals Attacked and Phosphorous Bombs Used In Syria

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On November 11, 2016 A hospital in Kafr Zita in rural Hama, was hit by at least two barrel bombs, resulting in severe damage to the facility. Initial reports show no casualties. The hospital provides an average of 1,940 consultations, 339 admissions, 126 major surgeries and 25 deliveries. The facility was rendered completely out of service.  Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: UOSSM Medical Center in Homs, Syria, Bombed Killing 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A UOSSM Primary Health Care Center in the Homs suburbs was shelled yesterday, killing three patients, critically wounding two others and heavily damaging the structure. The PHC began operating in June 2014 and provides services to approximately 6000-7000 patients a month with 23% of patients under the age of five years old. Continue reading

BREAKING: MAJOR HOSPITAL IN ALEPPO HEAVILY DAMAGED HOURS AGO - SUPPORTED BY EUROPEAN NGO

A major hospital in Aleppo was hit by airstrikes and heavily damaged hours ago at approximately 4 p.m. on October 14, 2016 Damascus time. No fatalities were reported and 35 patients were transferred .  The hospital was supported by UOSSM/ SAMS/  other NGO's and serves a population of 150,000 people in Aleppo. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Syrian Cave Hospital Heavily Damaged By Air Strikes Hours Ago

The “Dr. Hasan Al-Araj” or “Cave Hospital,” in rural Hama, was heavily damaged  by two waves or air strikes at 3 PM Damascus time and one later in the evening. The facility, supported by UOSSM and other NGOs, is a hospital built inside a cave 50 feet (17 meters) deep inside a mountain. Extensive damage was reported to the emergency room and other parts of the hospital resulting in its closure. No casualties were reported and only minor injuries. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Aleppo’s 2 Largest Hospitals Bombed Same Day As Aid Worker Strike

M2 & M10 hospital, two of Aleppo’s largest hospitals were attacked at 4 AM,  rendering them out of service. The attack coincides with a planned work strike (non-emergency only)  today by doctors, medical staff and humanitarians for three hours in Syria (2 PM to 5 PM Damascus time)  to protest against the continued targeting of medical facilities and health professionals without repercussion. Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Massacre in Aleppo This Weekend

An intense aerial bombing campaign over Eastern Aleppo, which started on September 22 and continued throughout the weekend, has left over 314 civilians dead and over 1,600 injured in the past week.    Continue reading