FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2019
BREAKING: Second Hospital Bombed in One Week in Syria
Dallas, Texas- A second hospital was attacked in Idlib, Syria yesterday. Al Rawda Hospital in Kafranbel, Idlib was bombed in a targeted attack on November 26, at approximately 7:39 p.m. Damascus time. The hospital was damaged and put out of service. No casualties were reported since the hospital was evacuated earlier.
UOSSM denounces the continued attacks on medical facilities and staff in the strongest possible terms. Perpetrators must be held accountable for these deliberate war crimes.
Dr. Khaula Sawah, Vice President of UOSSM USA said, “ Two hospitals have been attacked in Idlib, leaving tens of thousands vulnerable, with limited access to medical care. It is outrageous that the world continues to turn a blind eye to the atrocities. These war crimes must be stopped and perpetrators must be held accountable.”
*Numbers are constantly changing due to situation on the ground.
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 2018, UOSSM supported 14 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
- UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to almost 1 million patients since establishment
- In 2018, over 162,000 beneficiaries were provided with nutrition services focused on pregnant and nursing women, and children under the age of 5
- UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support services provided care to 110,096 beneficiaries in 2018