July 2022 Newsletter

Fighting Hunger through Adahi/Qurbani Meat Distribution

UOSSM USA distributed Adahi/Qurbani meat to 250 displaced families in Rukban Camp along the Syrian/Jordanian border. Around 12,000 displaced people, 80% of whom are children and women, are living in this makeshift camp. More than half of those families are in dire need with extremely limited access to food, clean water, and medical care. You can help us reach more families with support by clicking here.

UOSSM USA also distributed Adahi/Qurbani meat to 184 needy and underserved families in the Cincinnati area in partnership with Casablanca Market, thanks to a grant award from Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA).

During this annual tradition, we were able to continue building hope for those in need!

Exhibiting Art “Through Their Eyes”

On July 4th, UOSSM held its second annual art exhibit entitled, “Let’s See Through Their Eyes” in the city of Al Bab. The gallery displayed artwork and handmade crafts by patients of the local mental health hospital.

Over 80 different pieces of art including drawings, paintings, paperwork, knitted items, calligraphy, and other art pieces were displayed.

Their artwork helps patients develop a sense of importance and pride, thus improving their mental health and overall wellbeing.

Operating a New Hospital in Idlib

UOSSM recently signed an agreement with OCHA to operate Qunya Hospital in Idlib.

Located in a highly prioritized area within the vicinity of Idlib, Jisr Al Shughour, and Qunya, the hospital is well equipped with important medical equipment and includes a vaccination room that provides routine vaccines and the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, there is a special incinerator for waste management.

The hospital provides medical consultations to around 7,500 patients a month.

Continuing to Stabilize Health Facilities in Northern Syria

Over the past 11 years, the electrical infrastructure and network in Syria have suffered immense damages due to ongoing violence.  Through the UOSSM technical team, which leads the Health Resilience Program, six health facilities will be powered by the Solar Photovoltaic System by September 2022.

The main goal of this intervention is to ensure the continuity of service within the medical facilities, through clean and advanced technologies “solar photovoltaic systems.” This will reduce operating expenses (expected to be over 85%), and secure energy during power outages, or diesel shortages.

This will ultimately increase resilience and the independence from these factors (fuel and power) within Syria’s health care system.

Launching” Amal and Takamul” Project in Syria

On July 5th, UOSSM held a ceremony to launch the “Amal and Takamul” (Hope and Integration) Project in Syria with the purpose of establishing a mental health department in the Free Aleppo University. Attendees included representatives from the European Union, Free Aleppo University, the Syrian Board of Medical Specialties (SBOMS), and other donors and partners.

The residency program will last for four years at the UOSSM Center for Mental Health in Northwest Syria and will include a full curriculum for mental health care established by the Arab Council for Mental Health Care.

Saving Children’s Lives with Nutrition Services
Although his smile could light up even the darkest of rooms, baby Abd Al Karem was really sick and needed to be hospitalized due to severe acute malnutrition and other medical conditions.
Upon being discharged from the hospital, he was referred to our nutrition team where they followed up with him to make sure he was recovering and reaching a healthy weight. We hope he continues to brighten up rooms with his smiles.
There are countless children like Abd Al Kareem whose lives are threatened by malnutrition. They are in need of nutrition services and medical care. Thanks to supporters like you, we can ensure they have access to these services every day!
Together, we are saving lives and building hope.
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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 as well as with Syrian refugees in Turkey.

In 2021 UOSSM provided:

medical services to almost 1.4 million people in Syria and Turkey

protection services to over 55,000 people

nutrition services focused on women and children to over 184,000 beneficiaries

care to over 40,000 people through our mental health and psychosocial support program

health care services to over 1 million patients  at Bab Al Hawa Hospital through the end of 2019

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