Syria Emergency Appeal

Damaged Al - Imaan Hospital

Following heavy shelling, Human Appeal’s Al Imaan Hospital in Syria has been evacuated and forced to close. But you can still help us to continue providing life-saving medical care.

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Syria Emergency Appeal

“Whoever removes a grief from a believer from amongst the sorrows of this life, Allah will remove a grief from him amongst the sorrows of the Day of Resurrection.” (Sahih Muslim)

£100 can help us to continue to provide critical medical care in Syria

£150 can educate a child in Syria and Turkey

Following heavy shelling and bombing, Al Imaan Hospital in rural Aleppo has been forced to close. Human Appeal has evacuated all patients, some of whom were injured by shrapnel, to other health facilities.

Human Appeal is devastated that a medical facility that has saved thousands of lives was targeted in this attack. This is the fifty second attack on a Syrian hospital this year, and the third time that Al Imaan Hospital has been bombed.

But we are determined to continue providing medical care to Syrians.

We are currently looking at a number of hospitals that need support, so we can continue to provide the life – saving care our cherished Al Imaan Hospital offered within the coming weeks.

For the past five years, our generous supporters have saved lives through their support of Al Imaan Hospital, which prioritises care for vulnerable mothers and children. In the past eight months alone, 115,389 people were treated at the hospital.

In all, with Human Appeal’s support, Al Imaan Hospital has:

  • delivered 1,725 babies
  • provided consultations for 9,876 children under five
  • admitted 2,344 women and children
  • trained 15 care workers
  • immunised 9,988 children
  • provided life-saving nutritional care to 21,419 children

The devastating damage to the hospital has placed even more pressure on limited healthcare resources in Syria, leaving millions of people without life-saving care, including trauma survivors, the war-wounded, those living with chronic diseases, and especially nursing mothers, pregnant women, and babies, who are are vulnerable to disease and malnutrition.

Syrians have endured over eight years of war. 13.2 million people need health assistance, but millions lack access to it. Due to the ongoing targeting of medical facilities and staff shortages, only about half of Syria’s health facilities are fully functional. In total, a staggering 11.7 million people need humanitarian assistance.

2.1 million children aged five to 17 years are out of school, while 1.3 million are at risk of dropping out.

How you can help

There is a desperate need for ongoing medical care. Human Appeal still needs support for our continuing medical support, as we look to open Al Imaan Hospital in a new location in the coming weeks.

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Human Appeal's women and children's hospital has treated 115,389 people in the past eight months alone. 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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