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.”
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UOSSM USA- Director of Public Relations
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.
- 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