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Third Day Of Bombings Traps Civilians in Rubble; Aid Agencies Desperate

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Geneva, Switzerland - The death toll continues to rise as the relentless indiscriminate campaign continues against eastern Ghouta. There were 70 civilians killed today and over 296 wounded. A total of 13 hospitals and humanitarian facilities were also targeted, leaving thousands in a humanitarian catastrophe. One nurse was killed in the attacks. A total of 22 hospitals have been put out of service since Sunday. Today the following medical facilities were attacked:

  1. Al Rahma Medical Center

  2. Sakba Hospital (second time)

  3. Beyt Sawa PHC

  4. Mediara Ambulance System

  5. Al Yaman Hospital

  6. Jesrin Hospital

  7. Dar Al-Shifaa Hospital (second time)

  8. Douma Obstetric Center

The following humanitarian facilities were also attacked:

  1. SDI Office

  2. Alseeraj Office

  3. SARC Center

  4. Saqba Civil Defense Center

  5. Jesrin Civil Defense Center Dr. Ghanem Tayara,

UOSSM Chairman and Birmingham UK GP said, "This is the third day of slaughter of the people of Ghouta. It is shameful and cowardly that they are using their full military force against non-military targets. Even war has rules and their actions violate countless UN Resolutions. In military battles, even the dead and wounded are allowed to be cleared. The civilians of Ghouta are afforded no such dignity. Their hospitals, schools, food warehouses are destroyed and they are condemned to a slow and painful death. There are men, women and children dying in collapsed buildings. It must stop now and aid agencies must be given immediate and safe access to the wounded. It's a catastrophe! "

UOSSM Requests:

1) The international community take immediate action to stop the slaughter of the people of Ghouta.

2) Join the global advocacy campaign on social media #TogetherForGhouta, #BreakGhoutaSeige & #SaveEastGhouta.

3) Call, write and meet your local and national political leaders. Urge them to take actions to end the siege and open safe aid corridors into Eastern Ghouta for: medical aid, food supplies and the immediate medical evacuation of 600+ patients in critical condition.

4) Organize events and hold vigils on behalf of the people of Eastern Ghouta.

5) Donate to our "Emergency Appeal: Eastern Ghouta Fund" to support medical aid inside Ghouta."

Media inquiries and interviews please contact : Name: Avi D'Souza Global Director Of Communications Email: press@uossm.org Phone: 001 (647) 528-5029 About UOSSM : UOSSM (Union des Organisations de Secours et Soins Médicaux) provides free medical aid to the people of Syria regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or political affiliation. UOSSM international, founded by Syrian Doctors around the world, started in 2012 and operates 12 major hospitals and supports 120 clinics inside Syria. UOSSM has performed over 1,000,000 medical treatments inside Syria since inception. www.uossm.org Connect with us UOSSM International | 22 Avenue Saint Clotilde, Geneva, 1205 Switzerland