PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2019
Breaking: Two More Medical Facilities Bombed Today in Syria
Texas-Two more medical facilities were bombed today in Syria for a total of 12 attacked in nine days. On May 6 at 2:00 a.m., the Al-Amal Orthopedic Surgical Center in Kansafra south of Idlib, Syria was hit by airstrikes. The facility was heavily damaged and put out of service with no injuries or casualties reported. 

Alzerbah Primary Health Care Center was also hit by airstrikes at 9:00 am on May 6. The facility was damaged and put out of service with no injuries or casualties reported. 

12 medical facilities have been bombed in the past nine days, crippling the medical infrastructure in Northern Syria. All three hospitals (Kafr Zeta, Nabd Al Hayat, Kafr Nabl) attacked yesterday had their location coordinates shared with military actors through the UN deconfliction mechanisms, to prevent accidental targeting. Targeted attacks on medical facilities are a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2286 and must stop immediately. 

Three hospitals were targeted and put out of service yesterday in northern Syria. The Nabad Al Hayat Hospital was attacked by airstrikes yesterday at 2:45 p.m. Damascus time, the underground hospital was completely destroyed. At 3:45 p.m. Damascus time, the Kafr Zeta Surgical Unit (Cave Hospital) was attacked by airstrikes, partially damaged and put out of service. At 5:40 p.m. Damascus time, the Kafr Nabl Surgical Hospital was attacked by airstrikes, sustained major damage to the hospital foundation, and was put out of service.
Since April 28, three medical staff were killed and eight were wounded.

In the strongest terms, UOSSM urges all parties to the conflict to find a peaceful resolution.
UOSSM urges the UN Security Council and the international community to implement UNSC
Resolution 2286 for the protection of medical facilities and aid workers. We urge the
international community to release emergency humanitarian funding for medical aid, shelter, food, water and sanitation.
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