PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2019
BREAKING: Deadly Attack Today in Qah Camp for the Displaced in Northern Idlib, Syria
Dallas, Texas- There was a deadly attack today in the Qah Camp for the displaced in northern Idlib, when a missile landed in the camp wreaking havoc and causing widespread fires. At approximately 8:15 p.m. Damascus time on November 20, 2019, the camp was hit with a missile causing a loud explosion. At least 12 were killed and over 20 were wounded, the majority of victims were children and women. The missile landed near the Qah Maternity and Children’s Hospital causing minor damage to the facility. 

Dr. Khaula Sawah, Vice President of UOSSM USA said, “It is heartbreaking to hear what happened in Qah camp. Many people lost their lives because they were in the open in tents, including family members of our UOSSM Protection team. Our deepest condolences go out to them. This should never have happened. The international community must enforce international law and protect civilian areas. Civilians are NOT A TARGET!”

Video of aftermath of attack: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/my-drive

*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