Gaza Hospital Support

A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Gaza due to the recent attacks, including attacks on hospitals and medical facilities.

Rehab Campaign

Syrians are suffering from debilitating injuries due to the war. Help provide physical and mental rehabilitation so they can function and become independent.

Mental Health

Since 2013, UOSSM has been providing vital mental healthcare in Syria and Turkey, to tens of thousands of Syrians, suffering from trauma and growing mental health issues due to the armed conflict.

Mobile Clinics

Since 2013, UOSSM has established mobile clinics and primary healthcare centers, providing essential health services to the most vulnerable in Syria.

Hospital Support

UOSSM supports several hospitals and specialty centers in Syria. UOSSM established Bab Al-Hawa Hospital in 2012, one of the largest emergency and specialty hospitals in northwest Syria.

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About UOSSM USA

About UOSSM USA

UOSSM USA is a medical humanitarian organization, that provides medical relief, emergency lifesaving aid, and quality healthcare to those affected by crisis. UOSSM USA is dedicated to its mission and increases its impact by partnering with local communities and organizations world-wide and is non-political and non-sectarian in its mission…

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About Our Programs

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UOSSM has played an integral role in the mental health and healthcare in the Syrian crisis. UOSSM established strategic initiatives early on in the crisis, working closely with local communities, the most vulnerable, particularly women & children, national and international organizations; providing quality healthcare services to millions of people in need…

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This child had a rough night, suffering from bronchitis. He was finally able to sleep after getting medical treatment at #UOSSM's Quorqonia Primary Health Care Center.
Your support helps children like this receive the medical care they need.
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بعد ليلة طويلة بين السعال والبكاء بسبب التهاب القصيبات الشعيرية الذي يعاني منه تمكن وأخيراً هذا الصغير من النوم مجددأً بعد تزويده بالعلاج المناسب في مركز #قورق للرعاية الصحية الأولية.
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This child had a rough night, suffering from bronchitis. He was finally able to sleep after getting medical treatment at #UOSSMs Quorqonia Primary Health Care Center. 
Your support helps children like this receive the medical care they need. 
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#healthcare #Syria #northwestSyria 
بعد ليلة طويلة بين السعال والبكاء بسبب التهاب القصيبات الشعيرية الذي يعاني منه  تمكن وأخيراً هذا الصغير من النوم مجددأً بعد تزويده بالعلاج المناسب في مركز #قورقانيا للرعاية الصحية الأولية.
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They truly are, selflessly risking their lives every day to help others. Imagine being targeted for passionately and selflessly saving lives. #UOSSM #Coronavirus #Doctors #Heroes #NotATarget ... See MoreSee Less

They truly are, selflessly risking their lives every day to help others. Imagine being targeted for passionately and selflessly saving lives. #UOSSM #Coronavirus #Doctors #Heroes #NotATarget

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Thank you so much for your continued support and the kindest of words, it means so much to all of us.

Thank you UOSSM USA for sharing this. And please share these words more often, to remind us that so many working "behind the scenes" are doing tremendous jobs. Everywhere. We send our deepest gratitude ❤ to the doctors and all medical staff in #Idlib_Under_Fire We love you all! Safa Ahmad

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A patient has his vitals checked and routine tests in #UOSSM's Khirbat Aljoz Primary #Healthcare Center. The #doctor will then examine the patient, take notes and diagnose any illness. Our supporters help patients receive medical care every single day.

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فحوصات روتينية وأخذ علامات حيوية لمريض مراجع في مركز للرعاية الصحية الأولية ليقوم الطبيب بالفحص السريري وتسجيل معلومات المريض.
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A patient has his vitals checked and routine tests in #UOSSMs Khirbat Aljoz Primary #Healthcare Center. The #doctor will then examine the patient, take notes and diagnose any illness. Our supporters help patients receive medical care every single day.

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فحوصات روتينية وأخذ علامات حيوية لمريض مراجع في مركز #خربة_الجوز للرعاية الصحية الأولية  ليقوم الطبيب بالفحص السريري وتسجيل معلومات المريض.
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A CT Scan is taken of a 9 year old girl's brain after she was referred to the #UOSSM supported Advanced Diagnostics Center from another #healthcare center.

This center is located in a centralized location to several hospitals and medical facilities in northwest #Syria. It provides a variety of radiology and imaging services, along with consultations by radiologists. The center provides emergency and non-emergency imaging and diagnostic services, 7-days a week and includes the following features:
X-RAY Department - Regular and panoramic.
CT Scan Department
Echocardiogram and Ultrasound Department

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تصوير طبقي محوري لطفلة تبلغ من العمر 9 سنوات، للتأكد من وضع الدماغ بعد إحالتها من إحدى المشافي إلى مركز النشخيص المتقدم.
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A CT Scan is taken of a 9 year old girls brain after she was referred to the #UOSSM supported Advanced Diagnostics Center from another #healthcare center. 

This center is located in a centralized location to several hospitals and medical facilities in northwest #Syria. It provides a variety of radiology and imaging services, along with consultations by radiologists. The center provides emergency and non-emergency imaging and diagnostic services, 7-days a week and includes the following features:
X-RAY Department - Regular and panoramic.
CT Scan Department
Echocardiogram and Ultrasound Department

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تصوير طبقي محوري لطفلة تبلغ من العمر 9 سنوات، للتأكد من وضع الدماغ بعد إحالتها من إحدى المشافي إلى مركز النشخيص المتقدم.
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#UOSSM continues to operate its isolation centers in northwest #Syria to treat #COVID19 patients in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the rapid spread of the new COVID-19 variant, most of the isolation centers are now at full capacity.

There are isolation centers in Kafr Karmeen, Aldana, Sarmada, Atma and Armanaz. We urge everyone to please remain vigilant, wear a mask, sanitize your hands and social distance when possible. We pray for the safety and health of everyone.
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في ظل الانتشار السريع للمتحور الجديد من -19 وضمن استجابة #UOSSM لوباء كورونا , تستمر مراكزنا لعلاج كوفيد-19 في كل من #كفرك و #الد و وأطمة وأرمناز باستقبال المزيد من الحالات حيث وصلت للطاقة الاستيعابية الكاملة في أغلب المراكز.
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Syria had an eventful 2018 that has changed it forever. That’s why it’s worth exploring these 2018 events. The Syrian war started in 2011, but even before that, a lot of Syrians were already complaining about the corruption, high unemployment, and the lack of political freedom under President Bashar al-Assad. 

Uprisings erupted in 2011, but when the Syrian government used deadly force to fight the protests, the unrest spread, which little do they know will last for 10 years. 

In 2018, the government recaptured Eastern Ghouta and Daraa governorate through unlawful tactics to force the people in these areas to surrender. That year, the country experienced a war. Armed men were allowed to attack civilians and restricted most of them from fleeing. 

It was also in 2018 when foreign powers started to take sides, sending weapons, fighters, and money that worsened the situation in Syria. What made it even worse is that jihadist organizations like the Islamic State (IS) group and al-Qaeda got involved, and the international community saw them as a major threat.

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Weapons and Chemicals

The Syrian-Russian military alliance worsened things by using banned cluster munitions and chemical weapons involving medical facilities. Unlawful attacks persisted with more airstrikes that targeted several towns and provinces that have destroyed hospitals and civil defense centers.

Sieges of Civilian Areas

Over 500,000 persons were besieged, and a majority of them were besieged by the government forces in Eastern Ghouta. Between February and April, hundreds of civilians were killed and maimed in indiscriminate attacks on Damascus. The anti-government groups based in Ghouta would arrest and torture civilians in Douma regularly. 

Furthermore, arrests and kidnappings of political opponents and journalists were also widespread. This was carried out by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). Aside from that, there were regular assassinations and car bombings. In July, ISIS killed at least 200 individuals and kidnapped 27 people. Some of the hostages were killed in August. In November, the remaining hostages were freed. 

Current State

The conflict that destroyed several cities, such as Idlib, Aleppo, and Raqqa, isn’t the end of it all. Today, many civilians are in the country, while there is a great number of Syrians seeking refuge elsewhere. Despite the sense of calm that has enveloped several areas in the country, it is now forever scarred—the men, women, children, and families will forever carry the trauma of the civil war, and will possibly be fighting a war inside themselves for a really long time. 

Hope for Syria

Many countries all over the world continue to provide support to the country, but it’s going to take some time before it fully recovers. Syria’s economy continues to take a downturn, which affects essential resources. Today, the country is in a very bad state and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. Fortunately, there are many ways people all over the world can help. Also, there’s a renewed hope, somehow, with the Biden administration that could turn things around in Syria. 

Adopt a Syrian refugee today. UOSSM is a nonprofit medical humanitarian organization. We offer lifesaving medical humanitarian relief and access to quality healthcare and mental health. Get involved with us today!

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Civil War In SyriaIf you are not already aware, there is a refugee crisis because of the civil war in Syria. It may sometimes be challenging to think that other countries are at war, especially if we have never witnessed events like these for ourselves. Before anything else, we have to be thankful that no such conflict is happening where we live.

Wars affect millions of people, making it impossible for them to live normal and healthy lives. This blog post will help you gain a better understanding of Syria’s civil war, how it started, and how you can help.

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What You Need to Know about the Civil War in Syria

The Syrian civil war has been a threat to the country and its surrounding neighbors. The sad truth is that there does not seem to be any sign that the war will be ending soon. Here are some of the most pressing questions you may want to be answered about the civil war in Syria.

Why is there a war?

This war started as what was initially thought to be a peaceful, non-violent protest in 2011. However, it quickly escalated into full-blown warfare. What began as a simple demonstration has now evolved into a chaotic war between a terrorist organization, the government and encompasses several different countries.

What triggered the conflict?

The most significant trigger of the event is the Arab Spring. This event involved a series of economic and social protests in Egypt and Tunisia. These protests are what sparked the idea for the rally in Syria in 2011. In March of the same year, 15 schoolchildren were arrested and tortured because of vandalism about the Arab Spring. All hell broke loose after that. 

Several Problems Plaguing Syria

A myriad of different problems is present that not only triggered the original crisis but made it increasingly impossible for the conflict to end. The people were dissatisfied with the government at the time, and there was a rising amount of religious tension within the country, which led to what was supposed to be a peaceful protest that led to all this. 

The bad news is that the rebels and some terrorist organizations have now waged war on each other, using the Syrian civil war as an excuse to start fighting. This factor is one of the most complex and complicated parts of the conflict.

The Need for Humanitarian Assistance is Rising

At the time of this writing, over 13 million Syrians require humanitarian assistance. Millions of people live in hard-to-reach areas, making it more and more difficult for the food and medicine to reach them. However, humanitarian efforts do not plan on giving up any time soon. 

Conclusion

The truth is that the outlook is looking grimmer and grimmer by the day. Neither the Syrian government nor the rebels show any signs of relenting or giving up. This area will likely see more chaos and terror before anything gets better. However, the good news is that if you want to help give the people affected by this conflict, you can! There are many ways to give donations or get involved in humanitarian efforts to make the situation better. No matter how little the amount of action may seem to you, it may mean a world of difference for those who are stuck in the middle of the war and fearing for their lives.

If you are ready to see how you can help the people who are unfortunately caught in the crosshairs, working with UOSSM is the way to go. Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations-USA (UOSSM USA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) charitable, independent, non-government, medical humanitarian organization, incorporated in the state of Texas. Donate to the Syrian Relief Fund and see how else you can help today!

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In 2011, many Syrians fled their country because of conflict and violence. Ten years later, and the situation has scarcely improved. Right now, more than 140,000 people have been affected by the violence in Syria. Families and children were forced to run away from their homes while those unable to flee still suffer. 

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What is worse is that they are also devastated by strong winds, torrential rains, and floods. As the cold months come, the area is facing a deadly food shortage as well. 

The Crisis in Syria and Why You Need to Help

The world has suffered enough in recent years, and knowing that people in Syria are still suffering from war makes things worse. 

Sadly, children are the biggest victims of the situation. Millions of Syrian children got separated from their families without access to safety, food, education, and care. Not all understand what is happening, and many have lost hope for their unclear future.

In tough times like this, every little bit helps. This situation might seem like an enormous burden for one person, but with everyone’s efforts combined, they can make a difference and give hope to these people, even just for a day. 

Fortunately, non-government organizations are working hard to reach out to Syrian refugees and provide them with what they need, but they cannot do this task independently. They need the support of the people.

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Ways You Can Help Syrian Refugees

If you want to help, you do not need to fly and visit the refugees physically. There are many ways you can send some love and support to the Syrian refugees. Here are some ideas you can explore:

Send Out Food or Water

Food is a crucial concern in the current Syria crisis. Sending them packed food, vitamins, and clean water can significantly improve their lives. You would have to find organizations that have direct connections in Syria that are capable of sending food. 

Emergency Situation Fund

Besides food, your monetary donations can also be used to prepare the volunteer teams for emergencies. Airstrikes have become commonplace in the country, leaving no safe place for the victims. Donating to organizations can help volunteers and leaders provide a safe place through makeshift tents, medical treatment, and supplies.

Fund Their Education

In times of war, the only distraction the children can rely on is education. It is also the only gift they can use to move forward with their lives. Your donation can help provide them with learning materials and other things they need to make their education possible. 

Sponsor a Child

If your budget and living situation permits, there is also an opportunity for you to adopt or sponsor a child. Many of them lost their families and are badly in need of love, kindness, and affection. Do note that adopting a Syrian child refugee requires a thorough process, so it is best to prepare every document and requirement accordingly. 

Conclusion 

The world suffers from a lot of crises. If you have the means to make a person’s day a lot better in your little ways, take the chance to do so. If you have long to send some love and help to your brothers and sisters in Syria, know that help does not always need to be grand. Even a small amount can make a difference in one’s life. Take that opportunity and give them another chance in life. 

If you consider adopting a Syrian refugee or a refugee family, you can coordinate with us at UOSSM. We are an international humanitarian medical, non-government organization founded in 2012 by Syrian expatriate doctors from different countries in response to the Syrian crisis. See our programs and other ways you can help by browsing through our site. You may contact us at connect@uossm.us or (972) 200-3572 if you have more questions.

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Your Gift’s Impact- Fatima’s Road to Recovery

When she was just 10 years old, Fatima was in a horrible accident when her hair got caught in the belt of an electric generator, ripping off her entire scalp from her skull. This caused the young girl excruciating pain and unbelievable distress. Fatima was taken to UOSSM supported Aqrabat Hospital where doctors were able to treat her emergently, thanks to the support of donors like you. The road to recovery has been long and painstaking for both Fatima and her doctors. Soon, Fatima will be entering the third phase of her treatment, which will use new techniques to cover her skull and tissue with special grafts. Fatima’s doctors are optimistic that she will achieve excellent results.

You can click here to watch a video about Fatima’s injury and recovery process.

Thanks to your support, Fatima and children like her will now have the chance of a normal life, with dignity.

Only by working together, can we save lives and build hope.

UOSSM USA Provides 3 Infant Incubators to Hospital in Yemen

Thanks to our generous supporters, UOSSM USA provided three infant incubators to the Safe Motherhood Specialized Hospital (SMSH) of the Yemen Family Care Association (YFCA) in Sanaa City in Yemen. The incubators were delivered in May.

There is currently a high death rate among premature babies in Yemen. These incubators will help mitigate this alarming trend and give premature babies a fighting chance of survival.

Together, we are saving lives and building hope for the families of premature babies in the Sanaa City community in Yemen.

UOSSM USA Distributes Adhiya Meat to Needy Families in Syria and Jordan

UOSSM, through the UOSSM USA office in Jordan, distributed Adhiya meat to displaced families in southern Syria (Rukban Camp) and to needy refugee families in Jordan. By providing essential food elements, we are helping to alleviate the suffering of  needy and displaced families, improve their health, and strengthen their immunity, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

UOSSM Operates Mental Health Center with Acute Inpatient Unit in Azaz

There is an increased need for specialized mental health services throughout northern Syria. In response, UOSSM has partnered with WHO to operate a mental health center with an acute inpatient unit in Azaz that provides access to hospital services for patients with acute and chronic mental health disorders. UOSSM has established a holistic approach to mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) by combining MHPSS centers and community-based services that include three different components covering different intervention levels which are: inpatient units, outpatient units and mobile teams.

UOSSM aims to sustain the MHPSS project over the next three months with hopes of receiving a 12-month extension with another partner.

UOSSM Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Aleppo Medical University

On July 4, 2021 UOSSM signed a memorandum of understanding with the Aleppo Medical University to establish coordinated efforts to train medical students in the Mental Health Unit in Al Bab. This step is part of the qualifying and training plan to build the capacity of medical workers in northern Syria, who will then provide quality healthcare throughout the community.

 

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Since 2012, UOSSM has been providing emergency medical relief and healthcare services to the Syrian people affected by the crisis, working primarily inside Syria as well as with Syrian refugees in Turkey.

In 2020 UOSSM provided:

– medical services to almost 1 million people in Syria and Turkey

– primary health care services to over 582,000 people

– protection services to over 55,000 people

– over 281,000 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on women and children

– care to over 34,000 people through our mental health and psychosocial support program

– health care services to over 1 million patients  at Bab Al Hawa Hospital through the end of 2019

UOSSM USA is a US federally tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) Charitable Humanitarian organization. Tax-Exempt. Tax ID 47-3403988. All donations to UOSSM USA are fully deductible from taxes to the greatest extent permitted by law. Charitable Solicitation Disclosures available on our website: www.uossm.us

Copyright © *2021* *UOSSM USA, All rights reserved.

The Syrian refugee crisis to this day, the largest displacement crisis in the world. Nearly 25 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 32 percent of them children, or roughly 8 million.

Aside from the inadequate assistance received by Syrian refugees, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on refugee-hosting countries like Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq has not made it more accessible. The pandemic has led to a massive reduction in Syrian families’ access to health care, education, and child protection services. All in all, this resulted in poor physical and emotional well-being among children.

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The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) supports refugees and host communities throughout the pandemic. Here are the most significant statistics released by the global children’s aid in the first quarter of 2021:

  • 71,660 Syrian refugees were given access to safe water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene in Iraq.
  • Over 42,000 Syrian children aged five and under were screened for malnutrition to address the worsening malnutrition numbers in the refugee-hosting country Lebanon. The Primary Health Centres (PHCs) that conducted the screening worked to detect, manage, and prevent malnourishment in children.
  • 774,257 Syrian children, with 49 percent of them girls, were enrolled in formal pre-primary to Grade 12 education in public schools in Turkey.
  • More than 38,000 Syrian children and caregivers had access to mental health and psychological support, either in-person or online, to uphold the delivery of child protection in Jordan.
  • 12,232 consultations with children refugees and 2,541 consultations with women refugees were recorded in the first quarter of 2021 in Egypt. This is part of the advocacy to continue essential health care services such as immunization, growth monitoring, and antenatal care service.

A decade of hostilities in the Syrian Arab Republic has driven 5.6 million registered refugees, with 2.5 million of them children, to live in refugee camps, informal settlements, and urban settings in refugee-hosting countries.

Children in the Syrian Refugee Crisis

This situation was made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn it caused in 2020. Of the 19.8 million refugees, 3.1 million of them needed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance; 3.3 million children needed child protection services; and 4.8 million children needed educational support.

While host countries provide public services, refugees remain vulnerable due to a lack of livelihood opportunities, worsening inequalities, and economically strained institutions. And while both Syrian refugees and community households in host countries face similar problems, refugees face more vulnerabilities due to their legal status, residency, and labor policies restricting their mobility.

Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis has made refugees more prone to psychosocial distress, child labor, and domestic and sexual violence. Some women refugees have also resorted to child and forced marriage as a negative coping mechanism to the economic hardships. The other socio-economic impacts of the pandemic also disrupted refugees’ access to health care, learning, and vaccinations and increased food insecurity and child poverty.

Conclusion

Syrian refugees have been battling socio-economic vulnerabilities and psychosocial challenges due to a decade of hostilities in the Syrian Arab Republic. But the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the refugees’ immense need for assistance and protection and has shed light on the poor aid they receive despite efforts to meet them.

More importantly, Syrian child refugees are at the center of these vulnerabilities, and a call for the world’s assistance is magnified now more than ever.

The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations – USA (UOSSM USA) is a nonprofit, independent, charitable medical humanitarian organization in Texas, providing medical relief, emergency lifesaving aid, and healthcare to those affected by the Syrian crisis. UOSSM USA is committed to its mission of medical assistance by partnering with local communities and organizations worldwide to reach crisis-stricken communities.

Help Syrian child refugees by volunteering, donating, and advocating for them. Your help can greatly benefit child refugees suffering from physical injuries and emotional distress caused by the war. Take part in a cause that works to save lives and build hope amid the crisis. Visit our website to see how you can help.

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PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2021

 

BREAKING: Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding in Daraa, Syria

 

Edinburg, TX – A humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Daraa, Syria, as around 55,000 civilians – 10,000 families, are under siege with little to no access to food, medical care, medicine, or basic human needs. The city of Daraa has been under siege since June 24, 2021. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly. Many families are risking their lives fleeing to nearby areas in search of a safe haven for their families, while thousands of families remain in a dangerous situation, besieged and under attacks.

 

UOSSM is responding to the catastrophic situation in Daraa by providing immediate medical relief and food essentials to besieged and displaced families in need. Working with local organizations, UOSSM is able to provide emergency aid in the besieged and hard-to-reach areas in Daraa, and provide basic essentials needed to survive.

 

Since 2012, UOSSM has been on the ground providing medical aid and emergency relief to besieged and hard-to-reach areas inside Syria. UOSSM calls on all parties to provide safe passage and immediate access for humanitarian and medical aid. The lives of the elderly, young children and vulnerable populations are particularly at stake.

 

Dr. Khaula Sawah, President of UOSSM USA said, “We are very concerned with the current humanitarian situation in Daraa. We urge the international community to take immediate action to lift the siege on the people of Daraa, cease all violence against innocent civilians, and provide safe and secure humanitarian access by the UN and other humanitarian actors. The international community must act now! Thousands of lives are at risk if no immediate action is taken.” 

 


For Media Inquiries Please Contact:
Najah Allouch:
UOSSM USA- Director of Public Relations
Email: press@uossm.us

 

Since 2012, UOSSM has been providing emergency medical relief and healthcare services to the Syrian people affected by the crisis, working primarily inside Syria and with Syrian refugees in Turkey.
In 2020:
  • UOSSM provided medical services to almost 1 million people in Syria and Turkey
  • UOSSM provided primary health care services to over 582,000 people
  • UOSSM provided protection services to over 55,000 people
  • UOSSM provided over 281,000 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused on women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to over 34,000 people
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to over 1 million patients since establishment through the end of 2019

UOSSM USA Continues Fundraising Campaign to Support Hospitals in Gaza

The recent airstrikes in Gaza have wreaked significant damage upon local hospitals and clinics. These facilities – already struggling under the surge of COVID-19 cases – must now deal with the fallout of these attacks that resulted in hundreds of civilian casualties– including 105 Palestinian women and children, and 2 physicians.

Many ambulances were ruined in the crossfire, preventing the critical transportation of patients in their time of greatest need. Basic medicine and supplies were also destroyed, leaving many victims without lifesaving treatment.

Our ultimate goal is to raise $300,000 to provide medical aid to hospitals and medical facilities in Gaza and the West Bank in Palestine. You can help replenish the shortage of medicines and medical equipment resulting from those attacks, and ensure continuation of healthcare provision to those in need of medical care. We can’t do this without your support.

Please click here to support this campaign.

UOSSM Launches Project to Strengthen Referral System and Referral Data Management Unit in Northern Syria

UOSSM launched a new project aiming to strengthen the Referral System and Referral Data Management Unit (RDMU), especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.The primary objective of the project is to maintain the functionality of the referral system by providing fuel to 60 ambulances within the central referral system in northern Syria. The project will help strengthen the Referral Data Management Unit (RDMU), which is one of the main units in the Health Information System (HIS), to ensure the sustainability and quality of health services.

In addition, the project will operate four vehicles to transport patients in need of non-emergency medical consultations or patients who have been referred between healthcare facilities across different healthcare levels for further medical examinations or treatment.

UOSSM Delegates Visit Gaziantep Governor in Turkey

Representatives of the UOSSM office in Turkey visited the governor of Gaziantep, Mr. Rızvan EROĞLU, and presented a glimpse of services provided by UOSSM inside Syria and in areas under Turkish administration.

In addition, they discussed the potential risks of not renewing the decision to enter aid across the border, and the need to coordinate with all parties to facilitate work.

UOSSM Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Idlib Health Directorate

UOSSM signed a general memorandum of understanding with the Idlib Health Directorate to coordinate with UOSSM supported healthcare facilities, and to define roles and responsibilities which will help ensure the best quality provision of healthcare to families in northwest Syria.

UOSSM Supports Advanced Secondary Healthcare Services in Northwest Syria

UOSSM will support advanced secondary health services in northwestern and eastern Syria by providing urinary tract diagnostic and rehabilitation services in Sarmada, and improve the health of patients in Tal Abyad by providing renal dialysis services. The renal dialysis services include diagnostic services for urinary disorders such as Urodynamic Test, ultrasound, cystoscopy, and therapeutic services such as small and large urinary surgeries

Impact Story- Mal Al Sham

When Mal Al-Sham was only four months old, she was suffering from severe malnutrition, she was weak and did not have the energy a young baby at that age usually has. She was hospitalized and provided with treatment and advice on how to improve her health status.
Three months later, Mal Al-Sham’s mother was still concerned with her baby’s health and took her to the UOSSM Areeha Primary Health Care Center. After tests, screenings, and evaluation it was found that she was still suffering from moderate acute malnutrition.
Her doctor put her on a treatment plan with the nutrition clinic, and she was provided with nutritional supplements, along with educational materials about the importance of breastfeeding, and introducing nutritious food to babies. Her caregivers also worked with the mother to strengthen her milk supply so she could return to nursing her baby.
Periodic appointments were scheduled, and after a month of follow-up and treatment, we are happy to report that the baby girl improved and has made a full recovery. Mal al-Sham still visits the Areeha Center to ensure she remains healthy and does not become malnourished again. Thanks to supporters like you Mal Al-Sham and countless other children, have the chance at living a healthy childhood.
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Since 2012, UOSSM has been providing emergency medical relief and healthcare services to the Syrian people affected by the crisis, working primarily inside Syria and with Syrian refugees in Turkey.

In 2020:

– UOSSM provided medical services to almost 1 million people in Syria and Turkey

– UOSSM provided primary health care services to over 582,000 people

– UOSSM provided protection services to over 55,000 people

– UOSSM provided over 281,000 beneficiaries with nutrition services focused onwomen and children

– UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services provided care to over 34,000 people

– UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to over 1 million patients since establishment through the end of 2019


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Dallas, Texas- Multiple airstrikes targeted a busy marketplace today in Maarat Al Nouman, Idlib, from 8:36-9:00 a.m. Damascus time, killing at least 37 people, many of the victims were women and children. Among those killed was a Syrian Civil Defense volunteer (White Helmets) as he was working to save victims of the first attack (known as a ‘double tap’ attack). Those numbers are expected to rise as bodies are still being pulled from under the rubble. At least 73 have been killed and over 110 were wounded in the past two days in North West Syria as the bombardment continues. Among those killed, two were Syrian Civil Defense Workers (White Helmets), and one was a hospital guard.
The bombardment continues to wreak havoc on the 3.5 million civilians of Idlib. Since April 28, at least 637 have been killed, and over 1497 have been wounded, among them 22 humanitarian workers were killed and 29 wounded. At least 34 medical facilities were targeted, and at least 50 schools have been bombed. It is estimated that the number of displaced has reached half a million people. Large numbers of the displaced are women and children, with nowhere to go. The situation is dire and continues to worsen by the day. In addition, eight water supply facilities have been damaged in northwest Syria, affecting 25,000 people according to UNICEF.
UOSSM condemns attacks on civilian areas and calls on the international community to put a stop on these attacks.
Dr. Khaula Sawah, Vice President of UOSSM USA said, “The images and videos coming in from Maarat Al Nouman in the past two days have shook me to my core. It is so painful to see young children, killed and wounded and suffering immensely. When is the international community going to stop this? In the past three months, at least 637 people have been killed. They were human beings just like us, they feel pain, they have children, families and loved ones just like us. But for some reason the world continues to turn a blind eye to the atrocities, and war crimes against human beings just like us. They are all victims of brutal, offensive strikes. I appeal to everyone’s heart and conscience to take a stand. The situation is dire. “
*Numbers are expected to rise as bodies are being pulled from underneath the rubble.
Multiple Airstrikes Target Marketplace in Idlib Syria
Multiple Airstrikes Target Marketplace in Idlib Syria

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