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PRESS RELEASE: UOSSM Medical Center in Homs, Syria, Bombed Killing 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A UOSSM Primary Health Care Center in the Homs suburbs was shelled yesterday, killing three patients, critically wounding two others and heavily damaging the structure. The PHC began operating in June 2014 and provides services to approximately 6000-7000 patients a month with 23% of patients under the age of five years old. The center consists of a birthing center, a pharmacy, a laboratory, and five clinics; an Ob/Gynecological, a pediatric, internal medicine and two family practice clinics. The center also provides nutrition services.The PHC has been targeted on 5 separate occasions. In July the facility was put out of service after a targeted airstrike and in the end of December 2015 the center was severely damaged. Both times they center was repaired and put back into service.There were also reports of a chlorine gas attack yesterday, not verified by UOSSM,  against civilians on the morning of November 7 in the town of Khan Al-Assal. 10 kilometers west of Northern Aleppo. The attack comes six days after 149 UN member states voted in favor of a draft resolution on chemical weapons : “The General Assembly would condemn in the strongest possible terms the use of chemical weapons by anyone under any circumstances, emphasizing that any use of chemical weapons anywhere, at any time, by anyone, under any circumstances was unacceptable as well as a violation of international law. The world body would also express its strong conviction that those individuals responsible for the use of chemical weapons must and should be held accountable.”http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/gadis3567.doc.htmVideo Released by the “White Helmets” on the gas attack:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffiEawI4VJA&feature=youtu.be  The bombing of medical facilities and use of chemical weapons against civilians is appalling and shameful. UOSSM condemns these attacks and calls for a full investigation by the international community. To stop these war crimes, perpetrators must be held accountable.   Media Contact: Name: Avi D'Souza Global Director Of Communications Phone:001 (647) 528-5029 Email: press@uossm.org

BREAKING: MAJOR HOSPITAL IN ALEPPO HEAVILY DAMAGED HOURS AGO - SUPPORTED BY EUROPEAN NGO

A major hospital in Aleppo was hit by airstrikes and heavily damaged hours ago at approximately 4 p.m. on October 14, 2016 Damascus time. No fatalities were reported and 35 patients were transferred .  The hospital was supported by UOSSM/ SAMS/  other NGO's and serves a population of 150,000 people in Aleppo. It was amongst the last five operational facilities in Aleppo. Currently, only a few doctors remain to serve a population of over 250,000.There are unconfirmed reports that two more medical facilities have been attacked today.  Patient volumes and trauma injuries have skyrocketed as a result of relentless bombardments in besieged Aleppo this week. The name of the hospital is concealed for it’s protection in light of a policy to repeatedly attack hospitals until destroyed. This was apparent by three separate attacks on one major hospital in Aleppo in the past few weeks.“The intensification of attacks in civilian neighborhoods has pushed all medical facilities and aid workers to their breaking point. This is a clear and irrefutable violation of international law. Immediate action by the UN is needed to stop the genocide which has already begun. ” – Said Dr. Anas Al Kassem, Chairman of UOSSM Canada In the past three weeks at least 320 children have been wounded and 114 have died as a result of airstrikes in Aleppo. Destruction of White Helmet  (Syrian Civil Defense) emergency response centers throughout Aleppo have severely inhibited the response times and compounded an already critical situation for patients seeking treatment.UOSSM condemns this attack and demands that those responsible are held accountable for  violation of International Humanitarian Law.For the survival of our staff and patients, UOSSM implores United Nations Member States around the world to take concerted action to apply pressure on all actors in Syria to come to a peaceful resolution during the UN  General Assembly. This emergency special session can be called under the UNGA 370A  "Uniting for Peace" resolution, which dates back to 1950 and allows for the wider membership to step in when the Security Council "fails to exercise its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security." Video of the aftermath: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1oIZsVkfBsxYVZscG5ldDZOOWc/view?usp=sharing Media Contact: Name: Avi D'Souza Global Director Of Communications Phone:(647) 528-5029 Email: press@uossm-canada.org About UOSSM : UOSSM (Union des Organisations de Secours et Soins Médicaux) provides free medical aid to the people of Syria regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or political affiliation. UOSSM international, founded by Syrian Doctors around the world,  started in 2012 and operates 12 major hospitals and supports 120 clinics inside Syria. UOSSM has performed over 1,000,000 medical treatments inside Syria since inception.

PRESS RELEASE: Syrian Cave Hospital Heavily Damaged By Air Strikes Hours Ago

The “Dr. Hasan Al-Araj” or “Cave Hospital,” in rural Hama, was heavily damaged  by two waves or air strikes at 3 PM Damascus time and one later in the evening. The facility, supported by UOSSM and other NGOs, is a hospital built inside a cave 50 feet (17 meters) deep inside a mountain. Extensive damage was reported to the emergency room and other parts of the hospital resulting in its closure. No casualties were reported and only minor injuries. All medical staff and equipment have been evacuated from the building. The hospital services the rural Hama area and performs at least 150 surgeries per month and at least 40-50 intensive care cases per month.The hospital, was named in honour of Dr. Hasan Al-Araj who was killed at the doorsteps of the building.  Dr. Hasan Al-Araj was in Geneva on December 2015, where he called on the world’s doctors to stand for the protection of hospitals and health workers in Syria. “I am really happy we could start work in this hospital, it is my baby, I worked on it for 13 months” Said Dr. Al-Araj in Geneva before his passing. “It is suspected that the hospital was targeted by "bunker buster" missiles as the hospital was well fortified in a cave and impervious to previous attacks, the bomb caused complete destruction of the emergency department and major destruction throughout the hospital."- Said Dr. Abdallah D, Director of the Hospital and head of the Healthcare Directorate in Hama.The attack comes one day after the M10 hospital in Aleppo was completely destroyed after being directly targeted for the third time in a week, and three other hospitals in Aleppo were put out of service.For the protection of our patients and staff and for the spirit of justice and humanity, UOSSM calls for the immediate investigation and enforcement of international humanitarian law. Laws which are supposed to protect aid workers. It is incomprehensible that no action has been taken so far with years of data on attacks on aid workers. Laws cannot be just or taken seriously if only applied when convenient. UOSSM remains committed to our patients and serving those in need irrespective of the dangers. We greatly appreciate donations to help us rebuild the Dr. Hasan Al- Araj medical center. http://www.uossm.org/donate  Video of the medical facility after the attack: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1oIZsVkfBsxbkcxMmtNVUdwYUk/view?usp=sharing Aid Worker Casualty Data:  115 medical aid workers have been killed since the beginning of 2016 Nearly 800 medical aid workers have been killed since the conflict began in Syria. 14 aid workers of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy were killed in an attack on September 19, 2016   5 UOSSM Aid Workers were killed on September 20, 2016. Media Contact:  Name: Avi D'Souza Global Director Of Communications Phone:(647) 528-5029 Email: press@uossm.org About UOSSM : UOSSM (Union des Organisations de Secours et Soins Médicaux) provides free medical aid to the people of Syria regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or political affiliation. UOSSM international, founded by Syrian Doctors around the world,  started in 2012 and operates 12 major hospitals and supports 120 clinics inside Syria. UOSSM has performed over 1,000,000 medical treatments inside Syria since inception.          

PRESS RELEASE: Aleppo’s 2 Largest Hospitals Bombed Same Day As Aid Worker Strike

M2 & M10 hospital, two of Aleppo’s largest hospitals were attacked at 4 AM,  rendering them out of service. The attack coincides with a planned work strike (non-emergency only)  today by doctors, medical staff and humanitarians for three hours in Syria (2 PM to 5 PM Damascus time)  to protest against the continued targeting of medical facilities and health professionals without repercussion.Follow live: #MedicsStrikeSyria  #MédecinsEnGrèveAlepUOSSM and its humanitarian partners actively support the action of our medical staff on the ground in hospitals throughout Syria. Aid workers are exhausted and need the international community to act. With a clear voice they say:   “stop the killing which claimed hundreds of civilians in the past few days, stop the daily bombings, stop the systematic attacks of health facilities and medical staff,  stop the agony of the people of Aleppo and Syria. Doctors are not enemies”The images that come to us are chilling. They show an escalation in horror and barbarism: mutilated children, torn bodies, hundreds of deaths, thousands injured. "Over the last five years of war, we have never seen so much deaths and injury in our hospitals as we did this weekend" says Dr. Bakry Maaz, orthopedic surgeon in Aleppo. Today, there are about 573 killed in Aleppo and more than 1,600 wounded in less than 10 days. This massacre is taking place before our eyes and aid workers are powerless against the annihilation of the civilian population.We reiterate our call for the immediate establishment of a humanitarian ceasefire and the immediate opening of an independent humanitarian corridor. We ask citizens to appeal to their government and the international community for immediate action.Our support is unconditional to physicians and health professionals in Aleppo. In a country at war, an action such as a work strike is the only way for these men and women to protest the impossible working conditions and humanitarian catastrophe. For the sake of our patients and humanity we demand the immediate establishment of a humanitarian truce and a humanitarian corridor under international control. Aid Worker Casualty Data:  115 medical aid workers have been killed since the beginning of 2016 Nearly 800 medical aid workers have been killed since the conflict began in Syria. 14 aid workers of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent convoy were killed in an attack on September 19, 2016   5 UOSSM Aid Workers were killed on September 20, 2016. Media Contact:  Name: Avi D'Souza Global Director Of Communications Phone:(647) 528-5029 Email: press@uossm.org

PRESS RELEASE: Massacre in Aleppo This Weekend

An intense aerial bombing campaign over Eastern Aleppo, which started on September 22 and continued throughout the weekend, has left over 314 civilians dead and over 1,600 injured in the past week.  “In the five years of this war we have never seen so much trauma and death in our hospitals.” Said Dr. Bakri M.-  One of the last remaining Surgeons in Aleppo Three of the four Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets) response centers have been attacked and one completely destroyed, reducing emergency response capacity by 50%. UOSSM doctors anticipate a surge in casualties/ injuries in the coming days from patients who were unreachable.  “We don’t have enough medical supplies, we don’t have beds, patients are scattered in the hallways and dying on the floor. We can’t do anything if the airstrikes continue”- Said Dr. Bakri M.The few remaining hospitals that have not been destroyed are overwhelmed with the number of patients injured and dying. This weekend’s attacks have been the worst any doctors in Aleppo have seen in the past 5 years.  For the survival of our patients and staff we plead for No Fly Zones over Aleppo. We ask all citizens to demand this from their governments. We ask for private and government donations to immediately support our clinics in Aleppo. UOSSM will continue its work despite the dangerous conditions and incredible challenges. Our staff is still committed to providing care to everyone in need, regardless of race, religion or politics. 314 confirmed casualties based on initial reports . Reporting and data collection in the field has proven challenging due to overwhelming circumstances. 94   - Casualties on Friday September 23 96   - Casualties on Saturday September 24 106 - Casualties On Sunday September 25   18   - Casualties on Monday September 26 Source: Aleppo Forensic Group Media Contact:  Name: Avi D'Souza Global Director Of Communications Phone:(647) 528-5029 Email: press@uossm.org VIDEO: Surgery performed on hospital floor in Aleppo  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1oIZsVkfBsxdC11MnVkbGdGMUk/view?usp=sharing UOSSM (Union des Organisations de Secours et Soins Médicaux) provides free medical aid to the people of Syria regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or political affiliation. UOSSM international, founded by Syrian Doctors around the world,  started in 2012 and operates 12 major hospitals and supports 120 clinics inside Syria. UOSSM has performed over 1,000,000 medical treatments inside Syria since inception.    

PRESS RELEASE: Airstrike Kills 5 Aid Workers Of Europe Based NGO in Syria

BREAKING: Airstrike Kills 5 Aid Workers Of Europe Based NGO in Syria September 20, 2016   Five staff members of The Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM) were killed after an airstrike hit a medical facility at approximately 11 p.m. Damascus time.  The airstrike hit Khan Touman medical triage point in Aleppo and complete destroyed the facility and two ambulances. Many more victims are feared dead as the strike occurred at night and many are still buried underneath rubble.   The medical triage point provides triage and emergency medical services to approximately 750 wound patients a month. Ahmad Dbais, UOSSM Director of Hospitals and Trauma in the Northern Region said, “The building was three stories, two of which were above ground and one story was underground. Due to the intensity of the bombing all three levels collapsed and are now buried underground. We don’t know the exact number of casualties as it is still night and many of the victims are still buried under the rubble.”  Three nurses and two ambulance drivers were killed.    This attack comes one day after the UN/ Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) convoy was hit by airstrikes leading to the death of the Director of the SARC and many other aid workers. It has been a deadly year for healthcare workers with 115 were killed in 2016 alone, and over 700 medical personnel have been killed since the beginning of the crisis in Syria.   "Attacks on aid workers has sky rocketed, both in frequency and intensity. REAL ACTIONS must be taken to protect aid workers and hold those responsible accountable. Many aid workers have stopped their work because they are being deliberately targeted. The aid workers who lost their lives today knew the risks but still went out to help. This is the highest level of heroism and I offer my sincere condolences to their families. " Said Dr. Anas Al Kassem, Chairman of UOSSM Canada and Ontario Surgeon.  Name: Avi D'Souza Global Director of Communications,  UOSSM INTL. Email: press@uossm.org  Phone: (647) 528-5029   Photos/Media:  Photos will be released after the victims families are notified and consent. UOSSM (Union des Organisations de Secours et Soins Médicaux) provides free medical aid to the people of Syria regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or political affiliation. UOSSM Canada has sent millions of dollars of medical supplies to Syria since 2014.  UOSSM international, founded by Syrian Doctors around the world,  started in 2012 and operates 12 major hospitals and supports 120 clinics inside Syria. UOSSM has performed over 1,000,000 medical treatments inside Syria since inception. 

PRESS RELEASE: Chemical Weapons Attack in Aleppo Injures 128 including 37 children

  Toronto, ON- On September 6, 2016 6:30 a.m. Damascus time, two barrels of  chlorine gas were dropped by helicopter on the civilian neighborhood of  Al Sukari in the center of Aleppo. 128 people were injured by the attacks, and are being treated at Al Quds Hospital (71 cases reported), Al Zarzour Hospital (21 cases reported)  and Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Hospital (36 cases reported) with some patients choosing not to seek medical attention. No fatalities have been reported. Chlorine toxicity report confirms the use of chlorine gas: “Several patients were experiencing the following symptoms: difficulty breathing, a dry cough, sneezing and vomiting. Their clothing smelled like chlorine. Patients were also experiencing major tearing in their eyes, and many patients were suffocating and experienced difficulty in breathing. A total of 71 patients were admitted into Al Quds Hospital, 37 were children, and 10 were women. The age groups are as follows: Under the age of 1  1 female  0 male Ages 1-5: 4 females 12 males Ages 6-18: 9 females 11 males Ages 19-65: 10 females 23 males Ages 65+: 0 females 1 male 12 victims received first aid and were released. 22 victims were released between 2-4 hours after arrival to the hospital. 10 patients were admitted into intensive care. One patient was put on a ventilator. One patient is 39 weeks pregnant, the heart rate of the fetus is slow, the patient may need an emergency Cesarean Section. 24 patients were admitted into the pediatrics and internal medicine departments.”- Free Aleppo Doctor’s Association Media Contact: Avi D'Souza, Global Director of Communications Phone: (647) 528-5029Email: press@uossm.orgWebsite:www.uossm.org   UOSSM (Union des Organisations de Secours et Soins Médicaux) Canada provides free medical aid to the people of Syria regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or political affiliation. UOSSM Canada has sent millions of dollars worth of medical supplies to medical facilities in Syria over the past two years. UOSSM international, started in 2012 and operates 12 major hospitals and supports 120 clinics inside Syria and has performed over 1,000,000 medical treatments since inception. Chemical Weapons laws and UN resolutions: Today’s attack is the 173rd reported chlorine gas attack since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, and the 5th attack in 2016. This attack is another violation of the UNSC resolutions 1540 (2004), and 2118 (September 27, 2013). The UNSC Resolution 2118 prohibits the use of any type of chemical weapon in Syria.  Since then, there have been 140 chemical attacks according to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, this is a clear violation of this resolution. 97% of attacks were CW attacks perpetrated against opposition controlled areas and 3% were deployed in areas controlled by ISIS according to SNHR. At least 88 people were killed by chemical weapons since the passing of Resolution  UNSCr 2118.   The usage of chlorine gas is violation of UNSC Resolutions 2118, 2235, 2209 and to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). UN Resolution 2209 Article 2:  “Expresses deep concern that toxic chemicals have been used as a weapon in the Syrian Arab Republic as concluded with a high degree of confidence by the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission and notes that such use of toxic chemicals as a weapon would constitute a violation of resolution 2118 and of the Chemical Weapons Convention" http://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sc11810.doc.htm Video of first responders treating patients taken by White Helmets: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1oIZsVkfBsxV2gtNUUtNVVDZHM https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1oIZsVkfBsxWGlqaWNNY3lFT28            

PRESS RELEASE: New Stats From Aleppo Show Devastating Impact of Airstrikes On Children

New Stats From Aleppo Show Devastating Impact of Airstrikes On Children  Toronto, ON- The viral video of 5 year old Omran covered in rubble has drawn international attention to the fate of children trapped in Syria. As many doctors in Aleppo say, “Omran is one of the lucky ones”. Today videos were released of children suffering severe burns from napalm attacks in Syria. The statistics just released by UOSSM paints a much grimmer picture of the July airstrikes in Aleppo. In the month of July 340 children under the age of 18 were injured by airstrikes and other war related injuries (see chart below). A total of 101 children died after being admitted to hospitals in Aleppo (documented by EMR ‘s from UOSSM and other NGO supported hospitals). War related emergency procedures accounted for 53% of all major surgeries in Aleppo. This situation was compounded by the intentional targeting of hospitals by air strikes. 43 medical facilities were attacked in the month of July, making it the worst month since the beginning of the conflict. These attacks caused the closure of many essential medical facilities leaving large populations without medical access. The airstrikes have terrified doctors, nurses and patients to the point where they avoid receiving/giving medical attention. Dr. Anas Al Kassem, Chairman of UOSSM Canada and Simcoe Surgeon is available for interviews, please contact:  Avi D’SouzaGlobal Director of Communications, UOSSM Intl.  Phone: 647.528.5029Email: press@uossm-canada.orgWebsite: www.uossm-canada.org    UOSSM (Union des Organisations de Secours et Soins Médicaux) Canada provides free medical aid to the people of Syria regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or political affiliation. UOSSM Canada has sent millions of dollars worth of medical supplies to medical facilities in Syria over the past two years. UOSSM international, started in 2012 and operates 12 major hospitals and supports 120 clinics inside Syria and has performed over 1,000,000 medical treatments since inception.  Children Burned By Napalm: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/syrian-children-treated-mud-burn-wounds-160828080743432.html  

PRESS RELEASE: CHEMICAL WEAPON ATTACK IN ALEPPO- 3 DEAD, SCORES WOUNDED

Confirmed Chemical Weapon Attack in Aleppo City Leaves Three Dead and Tens Seeking Treatment in Area Hospitals: Toronto, ON-  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. 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 were under 10 years old, twenty five are under 5 years old. According to clinical signs, choking agents were used, as symptoms are consistent to those of chlorine gas inhalation. The victims were exposed to gas and liquid form of the chemical agent that was dropped from a helicopter in a barrel bomb. A video has doctors standing over the lifeless body of a young boy, explaining the procedures they attempted to use to save the young boy's life to no avail. The doctor in the video said, "We did CPR for more than 15 minutes but unfortunately he didn't respond. This boy and his mother were killed by this attack. We can't do anything to treat this type of patients, most of these patients will die as we are not equipped to treat chemical agents cases." The usage of chlorine gas is violation of the UNSC Resolution 2118, 2235, 2209 and to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Dr. Anas Al Kassem, Chairman of UOSSM Canada said, "This attack is a grievous infringement on UNSC Resolution 2118 that prohibit any party to use chemical weapons. This is unacceptable, we call on the international community and the UNSC member states to fulfill their responsibilities to put an immediate end to this type of chemical warfare and to hold all criminals accountable for their actions and complete disregard for international humanitarian laws as UNSC Resolution 2235 indicate.” Resolution 2209 Article 2:  “Expresses deep concern that toxic chemicals have been used as a weapon in the Syrian Arab Republic as concluded with a high degree of confidence by the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission and notes that such use of toxic chemicals as a weapon would constitute a violation of resolution 2118 and of the Chemical Weapons Convention" – http://www.un.org/press/en/2015/sc11810.doc.htm   UOSSM’s Local Coordinator for Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Task Force (CBRN-TF) expert Dr. Houssam Alnahhas in Turkey  is available for interviews. +905395564572 (Turkey)/ h.alnahhas@ogr.iu.edu.tr   Pictures and Videos: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_PNs9GjwwC7UkNsUjZqdnAwcWs&usp=sharing   Dr. Anas Al Kassem, Chairman of UOSSM Canada and Simcoe Surgeon is available for interviews, please contact: Avi D’SouzaGlobal Director of Communications, UOSSM Intl.Phone: 647.528.5029Email: press@uossm-canada.orgWebsite: www.uossm-canada.org        

PRESS RELEASE: BOMBING DESTROYS 3 MORE MEDICAL FACILITIES IN PAST 6 HOURS - SYRIA

(July 31, 2016)- 3 more medical facilities have been destroyed by a wave of targeted airstrikes by the Regime / Russian air force in the past 6 hours (2200 hr Damascus time) .  1) Jassem Hospital in Daraa (Southern Syria): Hospital ambulance entrance hit by an airstrike resulting in 10 casualties including: 2 children, 4 women, 1 pharmacist and a nurse. The hospital has 60 staff and serves roughly 2350 patient a month and attends to a population of 40,000. UOSSM supports the hospital with medicine/medical supplies. The hospital is also supported by other large international NGO’s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2OP87p9_Ck&app=desktop  2) Hoor Clinic in (Western Aleppo Countryside) Destroyed by an airstrike. Casualty/ injury numbers unconfirmed. Clinic managed by the NGO “Iskan” 3) Forensic Lab in Aleppo: Hit by airstrikes for the 3rd time in 4 days and completely destroyed.  2 staff are killed including a 25 year old technician and more injured. July 30, 2016 (July 30, 2016)- Anadan Hospital hit by Airstrike in Northern Aleppo at approximately 11pm Damascus time on July 30, 2016. The hospital was the last operating in Western Rural Aleppo.  UOSSM supports the Anadan Hospital with medicine and supplies. Anadan had 4 ICU's and a maternity ward, serves 5000 patients monthly, performs 100 surgeries, 35 cesarean section surgeries. This was the last operating hospital in Northern Aleppo leaving a population of 100,000 without medical access.  July 29, 2016- ‘Save The Children’ maternity hospital was bombed in Idleb leaving two people killed, six injured, and a six-months pregnant woman who lost both her legs. In the past 7 days, 4 other hospitals have been bombed in Aleppo crippling the medical system at a time when trauma injuries are skyrocketing from the government siege. Patients are avoiding critical treatments fearing injury/death from frequent hospital attacks. UOSSM, SEMA (Syria Expatriate Medical Association), SF (Syria Forum), SAC (Syrian American Council) strongly condemn the attacks on medical facilities. This constitutes a war crime and we urge the UN and international community to use every tool at their disposal to prevent the further targeting of hospitals and civilians For press inquiries, please email: press@uossm-canada.org  UOSSM (Union des Organisations de Secours et Soins Médicaux) - Canada provides free medical aid to the people of Syria regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or political affiliation. UOSSM-Canada has sent millions of dollars worth of medical supplies to medical facilities in Syria over the past two years.  UOSSM international, started in 2012 and operates 12 major hospitals and supports 120 clinics inside Syria. Since inception UOSSM had performed over 1,000,000 medical treatments.