Manchester humanitarian charity, Human Appeal, has condemned the shelling of Idlib over the weekend and launched an emergency appeal to provide assistance to those affected.
It’s estimated that around 205,000 people have been displaced since the beginning of November and this weekend’s violence is the latest of a series of attacks targeting hospitals, schools and mosques.
Entire communities have been forced from their homes over the weekend with 18,000 people fleeing in a single day, joining the 60,000 people who had fled in the days immediately before, mostly to Turkey. 26 people have been killed, including several children.
In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the Human Appeal mobile clinic team has been out on the ground in Idlib providing basic health care services to internally displaced people who are still within the area. Elderly patients who have managed to escape the bombardments are being treated at Human Appeal’s hospital.
Families who have managed to escape are in urgent need of the most basic supplies. Human Appeal has been welcoming displaced families at the Bab al-Hawa international border crossing between Syria and Turkey, providing water and bread to 350 families.
Ensuring that displaced people receive emergency assistance as soon as possible after these attacks is vital, especially as winter takes hold and families are at even greater risk.
You can donate to Human Appeal’s Syria Emergency Appeal here:
Dr Mohamed Ashmawey, Human Appeal’s CEO, said:
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Human Appeal (www.humanappeal.org.uk) is one of the UK’s fastest growing charities. With a presence in 25 countries, spanning Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, we help in times of crisis and we deliver sustainable development programmes in the world’s poorest nations.