PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2019
BREAKING: 4th Medical Facility Bombed in Syria in past 72 hours

Texas- The Kaston Primary Health Care Center in Hama, Syria was hit today by mortars and shelling at 11:45 AM. The facility, supported by UOSSM, was damaged, no injuries or casualties were reported.

The Alhbeit Primary Health Care Center in Southern Idlib, Syria was hit by ground rockets and mortars on April 29 at 10 PM causing significant damage to the structure. No injuries or casualties were reported. The medical facility was the third to be bombed within 24 hours on April 29th. 

The Alhbeit PHC provided: internal disease, maternity, pediatric, dental and wound dressing services. The facility served 2,500 beneficiaries monthly and was the only medical facility in a city with a population of more than 15,000 local and displaced people.

The Al Latamna hospital in Northern Hama, Syria was hit by an airstrike and put out of service, at 6:30 PM on Sunday, April 28. The airstrikes caused major damage to most of the hospital’s sections and destroyed one ambulance.

Earlier in the day, at 1:30 pm, the Al Madiq Hospital in Northern Hama, Syria was also hit by an airstrike and heavily damaged.

Dr. Khaula Sawah, Vice President of UOSSM USA said, "A humanitarian catastrophe is looming as intense bombing has begun in Northern Syria. Medical facilities are being evacuated leaving the most vulnerable with no access to medical care and relief. Millions of internally displaced persons have nowhere to go; nowhere to run. We urge all actors to the conflict to respect international law and human life. We are on the edge of a humanitarian catastrophe. "
For Media Inquiries Please Contact:

Najah Allouch:
UOSSM USA Communications and Media Director
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.
UOSSM:
  • 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
Media Contact:

Name: Najah Allouch 
Title: Communications and Media Director
Email Address: press@uossm.us