PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 4, 2019
BREAKING: Surgical Hospital Hit By Airstrikes in Idlib, Syria; Completely Destroyed
Dallas, Texas-   On July 4 at 2:30 PM Damascus time, the Kafranbel Hospital in Idlib, Syria was hit by three rockets and completely destroyed. No injuries or casualties were reported. The same hospital was attacked on May 5 th  despite its coordinates being shared via the UN deconfliction channel. 

UOSSM condemns all attacks on hospitals and medical staff, a clear violation of UNSC 2286.  28 medical facilities have been bombed since April 28, and over 50 medical facilities have suspended operations as a result of these attacks.  

Dr. Khaula Sawah, Vice President of UOSSM USA said, “To have 28 medical facilities bombed and put out of service in less than two months is no accident. Let's call this by what it is, a war crime. These acts must be stopped immediately and perpetrators must be held accountable. Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people now have no access to medical care, which is also a crime. The world must act now, before it is too late.”

*due to the situation on the ground, numbers are constantly changing

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