Syria Emergency Appeal

Damaged Al - Imaan Hospital

Human Appeal’s Al-Imaan Hospital in Aleppo, which is funded by our donors and is a lifeline for thousands, has been hit by multiple airstrikes. Please help save our hospital.

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Human Appeal’s Al-Imaan Hospital in Aleppo, which is funded by our donors and is a lifeline for thousands, has been hit by multiple airstrikes.

Convalescing civilians, including babies and small children, were subjected to this horror throughout the early hours of August 31st, and patients and staff suffered shrapnel wounds.

The airstrikes, which come just two months after a ground and air assault in June, caused severe damage to our hospital, ambulances and staff vehicles, while the destruction of our generators resulted in a power cut, preventing the functioning of vital medical equipment.

Six pits, located just three metres away from our hospital, indicate systematic targeting of our vital healthcare lifeline.

Our life - saving work in Syria

Since 2011, there have been 492 attacks on Syria’s healthcare facilities. Due to huge waves of Syrians fleeing violence in south Idlib, Human Appeal recruited specialist staff, including a doctor, a dentist and a midwife, and helped patients to reach our facility safely. Our staff continued to work despite the risks. During the past eight months alone, 115,389 Syrians were treated. 1,752 babies were delivered. Consultations were carried out for 9,876 children under five. There were 2,344 women and children admitted. 15 health care workers were trained. 9,988 children under five were immunised, and we provided life-saving preventative nutrition services to 21,419 children.

Dr Ashmawey, Human Appeal’s CEO, said:

“The attack on Al - Imaan hospital is against the UN charter on human rights. Human Appeal strongly condemn this act and we urge the UN to ensure they apply pressure to all parties involved in Syria to stop aggression against civilians.

We will ensure we are back up and running within two weeks. Our utmost duty is to protect the lives of the innocent and vulnerable and we will do everything within our means to accomplish this. Our thoughts and prayers are with our patients and those who are continuing to work and live in one of Syria’s most volatile areas.”

Following this second attack, we closed our hospital and evacuated our patients and staff to safe places and nearby hospitals. We are also assessing structural damage and ensuring additional security.

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We aim to have our hospital operational again, but we can do nothing without your support. Please help save our hospital so we can continue to save and sustain precious lives.

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Human Appeal's women and children's hospital continues to provide life saving medical care to approximately 5,000 vulnerable Syrians each month. We are also helping to provide children with a quality education in Idleb, Aleppo and Turkey, benefiting a total of 26,600 children, while our safe water solutions are improving conditions for thousands of children, young people and teachers.

Human Appeal's Work in Syria

Human Appeal has helped 8,124,658 Syrian people since the devastating conflict began, 8 years ago.

Your generous donations have helped us to:

  • In 2018 alone, we treated 19,523 children and 15,042 women, delivering over 1,930 babies and screening 32,387 children for malnutrition.

  • We provided 71,800 people in Syria with vital health and nutritional care.

  • We partnered with UNICEF to provide over 1,000 schools with vital educational and learning materials.

  • We transformed the life of a badly injured young girl caught up in the ongoing Syria conflict, by providing a pioneering artificial limb.

  • During Ramadan 2018, we delivered 4,000 food parcels to over 24,000 people, in partnership with the Islamic Welfare Association. We also distributed 1,784 toys for affected children.

  • We helped provide 64 of the most vulnerable Palestinian refugee families in Syria with emergency shelter.

  • Last year, your donations continued to repair and maintain the Dar al Salaam centre for Syrian widows and orphans in Turkey, as well as providing clothing suitable for summer and winter to 178 people. We are helping new residents to enrol in school, providing them with uniforms books and transport to their new schools. We also provided counselling sessions to help residents deal with the trauma they faced in Syria.

  • We helped provide 64 of the most vulnerable Palestinian refugee families in Syria with emergency shelter.

  • Since 2013, we distributed 53,300 tonnes of flour to bakeries across Aleppo, Idlib and Hama.

  • We provided 2,082,370 hungry people with nutritious food.

  • We provided healthcare to nearly 150,000 sick and wounded people.

Our ongoing Syria Emergency Appeal continues to ensure that as many lives are saved as possible.

small boy called Jaward

Samira's Struggle

Samira and her family of 10 fled Aleppo in 2011 at the start of the Syria conflict. They’ve been living in a cramped refugee camp in Lebanon ever since.

Sadly, Samira’s son, Jawad, has not spoken since the first bombings in Aleppo, which happened near the family home. He was just two years old. Too young to understand what was happening, yet he went into a shock, and never recovered.

Seven years later, Jawad is still afraid when he sees new people. He never plays. Never laughs. He communicates with his family using signs. Samira wishes her son could speak and attend school. Yet the everyday struggle of trying to feed her family and trying to access medical help is challenging enough.

Samira prays for a normal life. She dreams she will one day see her son talking and laughing. But like many Syrian refugees in Lebanon, her hope is fading.

With countless lives lost and no end to the war in sight, the Syria conflict, now in its eight year, is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country – more than 11 people – have been killed or forced to flee their homes. Our faith is needed now more than ever.

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