Ambulances are the only means of access for seriously injured victims to get emergency treatment at field hospitals. In response to the worsening situation Hand in Hand for Syria is calling for more funds to get more ambulances on the streets. Widespread damage and destruction to medical facilities have left large parts of the population without access to health care, with many in need of urgent medical assistance.
UNHCR’s Laura Padoan explains: â€œWomen are the victims of violence, especially civilians. In Muslim countries where honour is so important, victims are often too scared to report the crime to the security forces, as often they are the perpetrators. In fact, gender-based violence has become such a pertinent issue that the US non-governmental group Women Under Siege have produced a crowd map where people can document sexualised violence in Syria based on location.
It is now an offence by Syrian law for a doctor to treat a demonstrator – they call them terrorists and the punishment is arrest and torture to obtain confession of others providing medical care in this way.â€
Watching the horrors unfold in Syria often leaves people feeling helpless and frustrated, but there is something positive anyone can do – raising money. The aid we send to Syria provides a vital lifeline for thousands of people, and there is so much more we could do with your help.
Get involved! By organising your own fundraising activity you can help us save more lives.
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Children in Deen are working inside the country, providing dry food rations to widowed and orphaned families. The charity is also working on the border with Turkey, providing relief to refugee families fleeing the oppression.
We urge our donors to give generously for our brothers and sisters in the blessed land of Sham. As Muslims, the current situation obligates us to respond.
Please open your hearts and remember our brothers and sisters in these sad times – surely our wealth can never decrease when used in the aid of the Ummah.
The crisis continues to deepen in Syria with least 5.5 million people affected, with 500,000 Syrians seeking refuge in neighbouring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
Widespread damage and destruction to medical facilities have left large parts of the population without access to health care, with many in need of urgent medical assistance.
In addition to the refugee camps thousands of people are living in shared accommodation with friends and family. The crisis shows no sign of abating, if anything, it is expected to intensify and as such the number of refugees is likely to grow. The refugees are in urgent need of food supplies, non-food supplies and healthcare.
Your help is urgently needed to assist those caught in a devastating and tragic conflict.
Please donate generously. To help us raise the funds you can donate by simply texting SYRA44 followed by the amount Â£5 or Â£10 or any other amount to 70070 (The donation will be paid through your next phone bill with no extra charge).