April 2020 Activities and Updates from UOSSM USA
UOSSM USA Launches Campaign to Support COVID-19 Efforts
UOSSM USA launched a fundraising campaign to support COVID-19 response efforts. With the new imminent threat of COVID-19 outbreak in that region, UOSSM has taken proactive measures to help decrease the extent of the Coronavirus outbreak among the populations in the region. UOSSM began distributing hygiene kits along with educational materials about COVID-19 to families in displacement camps and crowded areas, while continuing to provide emergency relief, food baskets, and medical care to those in need.
UOSSM USA is raising funds to continue our response during the COVID-19 crisis to the affected displaced Syrians in the northern region, expand our outreach to the most vulnerable, and protect doctors, medical staff and first responders with the necessary protective gear to safely care for sick patients, so they don’t become victims of this virus.
UOSSM created preventative measures to COVID-19, by providing emergency aid to displacement camps in response to this pandemic crisis. Our response is the following:
Sterilization of 3 camps Distribution of over 1000 hygiene kits containing personal care for women and children The establishment of an isolation center and a distance learning center in Afrin Distribution of educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 for families in areas of displacement.
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UOSSM Provides Aid to Displacement Camps in Response to COVID- 19 Pandemic Crisis
In April, UOSSM provided the following emergency aid to displacement camps in response to the Coronavirus pandemic crisis:
Sterilization of 3 camps (Al-Furqan camp, Al-Wafa camp and Khatin camp). Distribution of over 1000 hygiene kits containing personal care items. The establishment of an isolation center and a distance-learning center in Afrin. Distribution of educational awareness brochures about COVID-19 in areas of displacement.
UOSSM Opens Health Care Center in Northeast Syria
UOSSM medical staff began providing various health care services in March, in the Khirbet Aljoz Primary Health Care Center. Services provided include; gynecology, pediatric care, mental health care, pharmacy, community health, internal medicine and nutrition services.
UOSSM Launches Remote Psychological Consultations services in Northwest Syria
UOSSM, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, launched psychological consultations services in northwest Syria to provide psychological support for residents and the internally displaced in the area. Calls are received 6 days a week from Saturday to Thursday for 12 hours, from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM
Impact Story- Hanan
Hanan had already been through so much by the tender age of 2…she felt the pain of war… She knew what it felt like to travel for a whole month just to find a safe shelter to live…She knew the pain of displacement at a very early age, and her tiny body paid the price as she was forced to endure the kind of suffering no child should ever have to experience. UOSSM’s psychosocial support team found Hanan in a routine visit to displacement camps and discovered that she was severely malnourished. She was immediately admitted to a UOSSM Primary Health Care Center. After months of care Hanan eventually reached a healthy weight and is now able to function like a normal, health child.
This is one of thousands of untold stories of the children of Syria, these children have paid the ultimate price by the effects of the brutal war. Because of supporters like you, these children are able to receive the medical care and emergency humanitarian aid that is desperately needed. Please don’t forget their suffering.
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.