PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2019
BREAKING: PHC Shelled in Syria, Dentist and Six Patients Injured
Dallas, Texas- On October 3 at 1:30 p.m. Damascus time, the Maarat Al Nouman Primary Health Care Center (PHC) in Maarat Al Nouman, Syria, was hit by artillery shelling and heavily damaged. One dentist and six patients were wounded in the attack. No fatalities were reported. 
 
In the strongest terms, UOSSM denounces the continued attacks against medical facilities, schools and civilian areas.  Such attacks are a clear violation of international law and must stop immediately.
 
Dr. Khaula Sawah, Vice President of UOSSM USA said, “The healthcare system in Syria is so fragile. Being a doctor in Syria is the most dangerous job on earth. What happened to international law that is supposed to protect doctors and medical facilities? The continuous attacks on medical facilities must stop and perpetrators must be held accountable.”


*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