Dallas, Texas- On July 4 at 2:30 PM Damascus time, the Kafranbel Hospital in Idlib, Syria was hit by three rockets and completely destroyed. No injuries or casualties were reported. The same hospital was attacked on May 5 th despite its coordinates being shared via the UN deconfliction channel.
UOSSM condemns all attacks on hospitals and medical staff, a clear violation of UNSC 2286. 28 medical facilities have been bombed since April 28, and over 50 medical facilities have suspended operations as a result of these attacks.
Dr. Khaula Sawah, Vice President of UOSSM USA said, “To have 28 medical facilities bombed and put out of service in less than two months is no accident. Let’s call this by what it is, a war crime. These acts must be stopped immediately and perpetrators must be held accountable. Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people now have no access to medical care, which is also a crime. The world must act now, before it is too late.”
*due to the situation on the ground, numbers are constantly changing