- Ambulance System Bombed in Maarat Al-Nouman, Syria27 Juni 2019An ambulance system point was directly targeted today, June 27, at 12:55 pm Damascus time, damaging two ambulances and causing major damage to the building, windows and doors. The facility was put out of service. No casualties were reported. Ambulances are discharged from this point to help those wounded in attacks and transport them to area hospitals. Just one week ago an ambulance, transporting a wounded victim of an attack was targeted by an airstrike killing three paramedics and the patient.Since April 28, 27 medical facilities have been attacked and put out of service and at least 60 other medical facilities have suspended operations due to the continuous bombings leaving the area of Northern Hama and Southern Idlib in a state of emergency.UOSSM staff on the ground in conjunction with local health directorates report at least 400 civilians have been killed (including at least 150 children), over 1,000 have been injured and 400,000 IDPs displaced by bombardment on civilian areas."Just one week ago, 3 paramedics in the region were killed by an airstrike as they were rescuing a patient. Hundreds of hospitals and ambulances have been targeted in the past few years and it is far beyond a reasonable doubt that these attacks are intentional. UOSSM has lost staff to these senseless attacks. We are disgusted that the international community continues to turn a blind eye to these war crimes and effectively sanctions them to continue. International law has become a running joke." Said Dr. Hussam Al Fakir, Chairman of UOSSM Intl.
- 3 Ambulance Staff of NGO ‘Violet’ Killed By Airstrikes21 Juni 2019At 10:50 am today, an airstrike in Ma’arat Nu’man, Syria , targeted an ambulance operated by the NGO ‘Violet’, killing three staff and one patient. In the strongest terms, UOSSM condemns the killing of aid workers and the deliberate destruction of medical facilities, which is a clear violation of UNSC 2286 and a war crime. We stand in solidarity with all aid workers operating in Syria and mourn the loss of these courageous paramedics. Since April 28, 25 medical facilities have been bombed and 60 facilities have suspended operations from fear of attack.UOSSM also condemns the attack on civilian areas of Benin, Idlib on June 19 at 5:40 pm, which killed 11 civilians senselessly.Violet Press Release:At 10.50AM today, Violet were subjected to a violation of international humanitarian law and the fourth Geneva Convention from 1949, which are meant to protect humanitarian workers.Warplanes directly targeted one of our ambulances in the area of Ma’arat al Nu’man, where our emergency paramedics were on duty and providing crucial rescue assistance to those affected by the attacks. As a result of the attack, three of our volunteers were killed, their names are Sa’er Bahloul , Mahmoud Al Mustafa and Abdul Kader Nahtan . In addition to one female patient being killed, whom the team had successfully rescued and were on their way to transporting her to hospitals nearby. Furthermore, three other paramedics were seriously injured.Violet, as a humanitarian organization, strongly condemns the targeting and attack on health facilities, ambulances and humanitarian workers. We in Violet Organization affirm that we are committed to the cause of our families in Syria, regardless of circumstance.While our staff are working tirelessly in one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today, We remain committed unceasingly upholding our humanitarian duty towards the four million Syrians in Idleb and Northern Aleppo every single day. Ensuring the protection of humanitarian workers and health facilities via the international community is a necessity for us to continue our work.Out of respect for the souls of Violet’s staff today, and to object to the inhumane attack on health facilities in Syria, we, at Violet, are suspending our work today.We demand the international community to take immediate action to ensure the protection of humanitarian workers as per the Geneva convention and resolution 2286. We at Violet cannot afford to lose more human lives in the name of destruction.Mercy to our lost staff; patience and strength to their families.
- IDPs Displaced In Northern Syria Spikes To Over 300K, 229 Dead24 Mei 2019the heavy bombing of southern Idlib and Hama have left 229 civilians dead and 727 injured. During the same period, 19 medical facilities have been bombed and 49 medical facilities have been forced to suspend operations due to attacks on medical facilities. Eight humanitarian aid staff have been killed and 10 wounded. The attacks on medical staff and facilities are crippling the medical infrastructure and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without access to medical care.UOSSM teams on the ground in coordination with health directorates report over 300,000 people have been displaced since the April 28, 2019.In the strongest terms, UOSSM condemns the attacks on civilians and medical facilities. 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.The following table shows the distribution of deaths and Injuries:IDPs number has reached over 300,000, distributed as follows:Attacks On Medical Facilities:
- Maternity Hospital Bombed In Syria19 Mei 2019On May 15 at 2 pm Damascus time, the Tarmala Maternity and Children’s Hospital in South Idlib, Syria was hit by an airstrike and completely destroyed. Due to heavy targeting of medical facilities in the region, the hospital was evacuated ahead of time. No injuries or casualties were reported. This marks the 19th medical facility bombed in 20 days. The hospital housed many incubators in addition to a dialysis department. The hospital served approximately 6,000 beneficiaries monthly, and its loss is catastrophic for an already crippled medical infrastructure.“Targeting a children’s hospitals is beyond vile and sadistic. We are lucky that no children were killed in this attack, however, losing this facility will lead to great suffering. The medical system in Idlib is already significantly over capacity, leading to long wait times and refused service. Where will women give birth or patients receive dialysis? Patients are avoiding hospitals because they know they will be bombed. Staff are terrified to go into work. Attacks on medical facilities are a clear war crime and perpetrators must be held accountable.” Said Dr. Hussam Al Fakir, Chairman of UOSSM International.In the strongest terms, UOSSM condemns the attacks on civilians and medical facilities. 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.
- 2 More Medical Facilities Bombed Today In Syria19 Mei 2019Two more medical facilities were bombed today in Syria for a total of 12 attacked in nine days. On May 6 at 2:00 am the Al-Amal Orthopaedic Surgical Centre 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 Centre 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 9 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 PM Damascus time, the underground hospital was completely destroyed. At 3:45 PM Damascus time, the Kafr Zeta Surgical Unit (Cave Hospital) was attacked by airstrikes, partially damaged and put out of service. At 5:40 PM Damascus time, the Kafr Nabl Surgical Hospital was attacked by airstrikes, sustained major damage to the hospital foundation, and was put out of service.Three medical staff were killed and eight were wounded since April 28.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 UNSCresolution 2286 for the protection of medical facilities and aid workers. We urge theinternational community to release emergency humanitarian funding for medical aid, shelter, food, water and sanitation.
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