The fierce bombing campaign being launched by the Assad regime and Russian forces on rural Idlib and Hama have destroyed most of the medical centers in the region. The bombings campaign have also left hundreds dead and injured as well as forced hundreds of thousands of people towards the Turkish border.
The Free Directorate of Health in Hama on Monday said that 90 medical facilities were suspending their activities a result of the ongoing military campaign the Assad regime and Russian forces have launched in the provinces of Idlib and Hama since April 26.
The Directorate of Health in Idlib said that airstrikes directly targeted 20 health facilities, destroying 18 and damaging two others. The bombings killed three medical personnel.
The Directorate said that 49 healthcare facilities and 21 vaccination centers were forced to suspend operations as a result of the repeated bombardment. The facilities used to provide medical services to around 171,000 people every month.
The Directorate said that at least 355 civilians, including 139 children, have been killed since February 2. The bombing campaign has also forced 320,000 civilians out of their homes. It noted that more than 85,000 people, including 9,000 infants, are currently staying under trees to escape the bombardment.
On May 6, the Directorate announced that it had started using the emergency system. The Syrian Network for Human Rights earlier said it recorded more than 82 attacks on vital centers by the Assad regime and Russian forces in rural Hama and Idlib.
Last week, Amnesty International condemned the deliberate bombing of hospitals in Idlib and Hama, calling on the UN Security Council to put pressure on Russia to cease its military operations in northwestern Syria.
Since late April, the Assad regime and Russian forces have launched a relentless bombing campaign in northern rural Hama and the province of Idlib. The bombings have killed hundreds of civilians and forced tens of thousands to flee as well caused massive damage to infrastructure and service facilities. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)