Our Mission

Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations-Canada (UOSSM Canada) is an independent, nonprofit, non-government, medical, humanitarian organization, founded to support the health-related needs and well-being of people and communities affected by crises, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or political affiliation. UOSSM Canada is dedicated to building sustainable health-related services and reducing human suffering, and is non-political and non-sectarian in its mission.

News & Updates

Stories from the Field

Judy: A Child from Ghouta

December 25, 2018

Little Judy has known nothing but war all her life. She has survived the unimaginable. Judy is from Ghouta. An area in the Damascus countryside that beared the brunt of the brutal war in Syria for over five years. The area was under siege and continuous bombardment. Judy lived in...

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How #UOSSM Helped Ahmad Overcome a Brain Injury

January 11, 2019

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Press Releases

55 Medical Facilities Crippled After Bombings in Syria

June 07, 2019

The entire medical system of Northern Hama and Southern Idlib, Syria, is in a state of emergency, with 55 medical facilities shut down after a month of continuous bombing.  Since April 28, 25 medical facilities have been bombed, with some hospitals hit by airstrikes on multiple days. With the majority of...

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BREAKING: Three Children and Mother of UOSSM Staff Killed by Airstrike

May 28, 2019

On May 27, an airstrike in a civilian area of Ariha, Idlib- Syria killed three children and the mother of Fadal Fahham, a mobile clinic driver for UOSSM. The two twin girls (Zain and Sham Fahham) were four years old and the boy (Wesam Fahham) was nine years old. In the...

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Joint Statement: 44 Syrian and International NGOs Call for Immediate End to...

May 25, 2019

Three million civilians in northwest Syria are scared and many are homeless. With no concrete actions taken beyond political statements and promises, Syria and the world may soon be witnessing the “worst humanitarian tragedy of the 21st century”. Rescue and medical workers on the ground are warning that they have...

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Who We Serve


Ghaith is five years old. He injured his foot and was unable to go to a medical facility to get attention for his injury, until UOSSM's mobile clinic...  Read More


Amani is only five years old and doesn't even know what a normal life is. All she has known her entire young life is war, bombs, hunger and fear... Read More


The war has made a terrible impact on the children of Syria, psychologically, socially, mentally and physically. Fatooma was one of those children... Read More


Children all over the world complain about going to school. Khaled was likely one of them. Then, one fateful day, Khaled’s school was bombed... Read More


Hanan has already been through so much at the tender age of 2...she has felt the pains of war since she was born. She knows what it feels like to... Read More


Since 2011, children have been paying the ultimate price in war torn Syria. Many children have known nothing but violence, death and destruction... Read More


May Newsletter 2019

Breaking: 25 medical facilities destroyed and 55 medical facilities evacuated in Idlib. Act4Idlib Displaced and Injured Civilians Seek Urgent Care at UOSSM's Facilities Since late April, over 3.5 million civilians living in northwestern Syria have experienced a heavy bombardment campaign, forcing more than 300,000 out of their homes. The systematic targeting of medical...

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May 2018

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Latest Updates

Doctors in Idlib will no longer share coordinates of hospitals with UN after repeated attacks

Doctors working in northern Syria will no longer share the locations of medical facilities after doing so failed to stop them being targeted by airstrikes. More than 25 hospitals were bombed in...

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