Civilians killed in Syria everyday without consequence

Civilians killed in Syria everyday without consequence
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Civilians killed in Syria everyday without consequence

More than 800 Syrian civilians have been killed by government air strikes, but the news media only wants to focus on its political agenda, criticizing Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states in their war against Houthi rebels. Below is a report on recent killings in Syria by UOSSM (Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations)

Telmnes Hospital Hit By Airstrikes Killing One Patient.

At 11:30 am Damascus time today, August 21, the Telmnes Hospital in Maarat Al Nouman in Idlib, Syria, was targeted by four airstrikes causing significant damage to the facility and killing one patient. This marks the 47th medical facility to be bombed since April 28.
Since April 28, 2019:
  • More than 811 civilians have been killed including at least 218 children and 179 women. 
  • Over 1800 civilians have have been injured.
  • Over 540,000 people have been internally displaced in North Western Syria.
  • At least 47 medical facilities have been bombed and 30 aid workers have been killed.
  • Five ambulances were hit by different airstrikes while serving patients, killing eight staff.
Hospitals and healthcare centers targeted by missiles in Syria. Photo courtesy of SAMS

Hospitals and healthcare centers targeted by missiles in Syria. Photo courtesy of SAMS

In the strongest terms, UOSSM condemns the continuous bombing of civilian areas, schools, hospitals and other medical infrastructure. UOSSM calls for the immediate investigation into these attacks and for perpetrators to be held accountable for war crimes. Today also marks the anniversary of the Ghouta chemical weapons attack on August 21, 2013, that killed over 1,000 people. 
Dr. Khaula Sawah, Vice President of UOSSM USA said, “It is terrifying to think what could happen if the world continues to allow these war crimes to go unpunished. With over 3.5 million innocent lives at stake, the international community must come together to prevent a genocide. The world has failed the Syrian people as they have been bombed, gased, mutilated and maimed for over eight years with nothing more than condemnations. They are human beings and deserve the right to live and deserve the world to take a stand for them. We are calling out, pleading, to anyone with a heart and conscience to stand up for these people and stop the atrocities before it is too late.”
*Numbers are constantly changing due to situation on the ground.
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.
UOSSM:
  • In 2018, UOSSM supported 14 primary health care centers and 13 mobile clinics
  • UOSSM Bab Al Hawa Hospital provided health care services to almost 1 million patients since establishment
  • In 2018, over 162,000 beneficiaries were provided with nutrition services focused on pregnant and nursing women, and children under the age of 5
  • UOSSM Mental Health and Psychosocial Support services provided care to 110,096 beneficiaries in 2018

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