PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 25, 2019
BREAKING: Al-Kiwan Hospital in Syria Hit By Airstrike, Destroyed
Dallas, Texas- At 9:21 p.m. Damascus time on November 24, 2019   , the Al-Kiwan Hospital in Kansafra, Idlib was hit by an airstrike and destroyed. The facility was evacuated prior to the strike and no casualties were reported. This attacks marks the 66th medical facility attacked since April 2019. The hospital was partially supported by UOSSM.
 
In the strongest possible terms, UOSSM denounces the continued attacks on medical facilities and staff. Perpetrators must be held accountable for these deliberate war crimes.

Dr. Khaula Sawah, Vice President of UOSSM USA said, "To have 66 medical facilities attacked is absolutely unacceptable and must be stopped immediately. Where are innocent families supposed to receive medical and emergency care as the bombardment continues in Idlib? Just last week a camp filled with displaced persons was attacked causing death and destruction, innocent civilians were in need of emergency medical care. We implore the international community to take a stand and stop these war crimes immediately, it is the absolute least that can be done for the innocent civilians of Idlib."
 

Video of Facility:

*Numbers are constantly changing due to situation on the ground.
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