Gaziantep, Turkey- On behalf of the largest national medical NGO's in Syria; UOSSM (Union Of Medical Care and Relief Organizations), SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society), SBMS (Syrian British Medical Society- UOSSM Member), Syria Relief (UOSSM Member), SHAAM Humanitarian, SIMRO (Sustainable International Medical Relief Organization), IDA (Independent Doctors Association), SEMA (Syrian Expatriate Medical Association), we demand that the United Nations take immediate action to protect medical facilities and civilians in Idlib and all of Syria.
Toronto, Canada - The last remaining hospital in the northern region of Hama and southern suburbs of Idlib was attacked twice and put out of service on April 22. The cave hospital was hit at 2:30 p.m. and again at 5:15 p.m Damascus time by a bunker buster missile. Five people were killed, including a girl who had just had surgery in the morning, her parents and two other patients. Two nurses were wounded, one with a severe spinal injury.
Toronto, Canada- A Syria Relief child and maternity hospital in Idlib was targeted yesterday at 1:05 p.m.Damascus time, by three airstrikes causing extensive damage to the facility. No fatalities or serious injuries were reported. At least five medical staff were wounded including a gynecologist and an anesthesiologist who were in the middle of an operation when the hospital was attacked. The doctor was quickly able to sew the mother up and the patient and baby were not harmed in the attack.
Toronto, ON- UOSSM staff have been working tirelessly to treat 114 people injured from the convoy attack in Al Rashideen. On April 15 at 3:30 P.M. Damascus time, a large explosion in Al Rashideen hit a convoy of evacuees coming from Kefraya and Foah. The carnage caused by the attack has left 126 dead including over 50 children. 114 of the 273 people injured were transferred to UOSSM’s largest hospital in the North of Syria for emergency care. The transferred patients included over 20 children and 53 women. Five children succumbed to their injuries.
Toronto, ON- On April 4th, a chemical agent was dropped on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib, Syria. The nerve gas killed over 100 people including over 25 children and injured hundreds more.