Two major hospitals were bombed today leaving them out of service, this coincides with a planned work strike (non-emergency only) today by doctors, medical staff and humanitarians for three hours in Syria (2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Damascus time) to protest against the continued targeting of medical facilities and health professionals. Please click here to read the full press release.
The besieged area of Aleppo has been under a fierce bombardment of airstrikes in the past week. Many doctors on the ground say it is the worst they have ever seen since the beginning of the crisis. Hospitals are running out of space and equipment and patients are being operated on and treated on hospital floors. Please click here to read the full press release.Read more
Four UOSSM medics were killed after they were dispatched to triage civilian victims. Two nurses and two drivers were killed, and one nurse is in critical condition fighting for his life. Click here to read the full press release.
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CONFIRMED CHEMICAL WEAPON ATTACK ON ALEPPO CITY LEAVES THREE DEAD AND TENS SEEKING TREATMENT IN AREA HOSPITALS
It has been confirmed by the public relations office of the Aleppo Health Directorate that there was a chemical agent attack on Az-zibdieh in Aleppo city today 8:30 p.m. Damascus time. Three are confirmed dead including a woman and her son, and tens of victims are being treated at area hospitals. At least ten of the victims are under the age of 10, and 25 are under the age of five. Click here to read the full press release.Read more
The Amal Charity Hospital was shut down after the destruction following the targeted air strikes on the facility. Four medical staff and nine civilians were killed. Click here to read the full press release.
Three medical facilities throughout Syria have been attacked and shut down in the past six hours, causing massive damage, casualties and death. Today, just hours ago two hospitals and an autopsy forensics lab were targeted. The number of targeted medical facilities is on the rise. Click here to read the full press release.
Another hospital was hit by an airstrike just a few hours ago. The Syrian Relief (UOSSM affiliate) maternity hospital, supported by Save the Children, is in Kafer Takhareem (Idlib). The hospital provides services to 1300 women and almost 300 deliveries a month. The nearest hospital to this area is 43 miles away, again depriving civilians of access to medical care. At least five civilians were killed and 13 wounded in the attack.
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A disturbing image emerged amidst the rubble of an almost entirely besieged area in Aleppo. The image (too graphic to show) shows a paramedic holding the dead body of an unborn baby that was killed by shrapnel through his mother’s body. Both his mother and father along with several civilians were killed in the attack. Click here to read the full press release.