February 25, 2020
BREAKING: 10 Schools and Hospital Bombed in Idlib, Syria Today, Killing Children & Teachers
Dallas, Texas- On February 25, 10 schools (including two preschools) and the Idlib Central Hospital were hit by airstrikes and ground attacks in Idlib, Syria. Seven schools were in Idlib city, two in Maaret Tamsrin and one in Darat Izza. At least 21 civilians were killed including nine children and three teachers. 81 civilians were severely injured including 40 children and women. An unexploded rocket also landed in a preschool. The death toll is expected to rise. The attack on Idlib Central Hospital injured three nurses and one doctor, and heavily damaged the facility. The hospital, which served 11,500 patients monthly, was forced to shut down given the safety risks posed by targeted airstrikes. 

UOSSM denounces these barbaric attacks against children, teachers and medical facilities. UOSSM demands the international community immediately hold perpetrators accountable for war crimes and that every possible measure is taken to protect the 500,000 IDP children who are in clear and present danger. UOSSM demands an immediate ceasefire and that civilians are protected by the international community under international law.

*Numbers are constantly changing due to situation on the ground.
For Media Inquiries Please Contact:

Najah Allouch:
UOSSM USA Communications and Media Director
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
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