March 2019



Case management for children in Syria

Sidrah attends school in Atma City. Despite having polio, she was determined to be a diligent student. Unfortunately, the repercussions of the disease fed into other aspects of Sidrah's life. She was unable to play with her friends and, after a period of time, stopped attending school altogether due to the disease restricting her mobility. 

During one of the school campaigns led by the Atma Friendly Children’s Centre, a teacher informed them that Sidrah had not been to school in several days. Thereafter, her case was referred to the management team who visited her at home. Sidrah's family mentioned that there were many hurdles when it came to commuting to and from school. With the help of UOSSM's protection team in Atima City, Sidrah received an electric wheelchair that allows her to join the other children at school.

Our mission: to listen, comfort and support the vulnerable. The protection team aims to serve the most vulnerable in society: the children. 64,891 children benefited from UOSSM's protection services in 2018. Please continue to support us.


Breaking News

Civilians Struck by Heavy Flooding and Attacks in Northern Syria

Floods across Syria have devastated refugee camps in northern Syria. The number of camps affected so far is 19, destroying the accommodations of over 1,566 families. More than 2,600 tents need urgent replacement and 1,200 require waterproof covers. In addition to struggling against elements, northern Syria has also faced constant bombardments during this period. Attacks on civilians have led to the deaths of 199 civilians, including 76 children, from the beginning of February until the end of March 2019. 

UOSSM in Action

UOSSM Launches Advocacy Campaign About Dire Situation in Idlib

UOSSM-Canada launched an advocacy campaign this month for community members to reach out to local decision-makers about the recent occurrences in Idlib, including the illegal use of incendiary chemical weapons. The campaign allows local community members to contribute in a tangible way. To participate in the campaign visit this page.


UOSSM-Canada Completes Youth Leadership Program

UOSSM-Canada completed its youth leadership program this month, wrapping up with an online webinar on March 27th covering content on social advocacy. Over the course of the academic year, youth leaders were trained on topics ranging from social media to professional networking. 

UOSSM Holds Annual Meeting in Holland

Board members and executive staff of UOSSM met in Holland for the annual meeting. Strategic planning for the future of UOSSM was discussed.

UOSSM Shares Women’s Achievements on International Women’s Day

On March 8, International Women’s Day, UOSSM shared stories of women’s achievements, including UOSSM staff. In addition, UOSSM shed light on the importance of the role of women in society, and the need for women’s rights to be guaranteed.

Did you know?

Since 2012, UOSSM has been providing emergency medical relief and healthcare services to the Syrian people affected by the crisis, working primarily inside Syria and with Syrian refugees in Turkey.


  • In 2018, UOSSM supported 16 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
  • Bab Al Hawa Hospital has provided health care services to almost 1 million patients since its establishment
  • In 2018, over 162,000 beneficiaries were provided with nutrition services focused on women and children
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support provided care to 14,140 beneficiaries in 2018

UOSSM Canada is a federally tax-exempt non-profit 149(1)(l) charitable Humanitarian organization. Registered charity no. 83614 3388 RR0001. All donations to UOSSM Canada are fully deductible from taxes to the greatest extent permitted by law.

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