Geneva, Switzerland - UOSSM calls for the immediate delivery of food, water and medical aid to the Al Rukban refugee camp. The Rukban camp, located in south eastern Syria on the border of Jordan and Iraq, houses roughly 55,000 IDPs based on UN estimates.
Geneva, Switzerland - On Tuesday September 25, UOSSM was awarded a $250,000 innovation grant by ‘Grand Challenges Canada’ to develop the HIRS (Health Integrated Resilience System) for medical aid in conflict zones. The HIRS project will combine solar energy, electric ambulances and tele-medicine to deliver life saving aid in the world’s most challenging war zones. The project was driven by the harsh realities of a conflict zone.
Geneva, Switzerland -Three hospitals, two Syrian Civil Defense Centers, and an ambulance system were attacked and put out of service in the past two days leaving thousands with no access to medical care. All three hospitals are underground facilities.
Geneva, Switzerland -As of 9:30 pm Damascus time, at least 217,000 people have been internally displaced from Daraa, with little to no access to food, clean water, shelter and medical care. Earlier this week on Tuesday, the UN reported that 45,000 people had been displaced from Daraa. “This is the largest and fastest displacement in Syrian history. It’s a humanitarian catastrophe. This is the equivalent of fully displacing all of Geneva.” said Dr. Ghanem Tayara, Chairman of UOSSM International and Birmingham GP. “I have never seen such horrible conditions, people here are desperate!
On June 27 at seven pm Damascus time, Yusuf Ayyash, A UOSSM warehouse worker at the Giza office, was killed by an airstrike along with his wife and daughter. This is the third UOSSM staff member to be killed in less than a week. As the besiegement of Daraa escalates, four hospitals and one primary health care centrewere attacked and have been put out of service. Nearly 60,000 people have been displaced by the violence since June 19, and have nowhere to turn with Jordan’s borders closed and the western suburbs under siege.