Dhul Hijjah Syria

Syria Crisis:
Save Lives this Dhul-Hijjah

Act with MedGlobal

This Dhul-Hijjah, support MedGlobal in providing critical healthcare and saving lives in Syria, where 16.7 million people urgently need assistance. Your action in Dhul-Hijjah’s best days will help fund essential medical services, sustain healthcare facilities, and address the dire humanitarian crisis.

MedGlobal’s Initiatives

MedGlobal’s initiatives in Syria this Dhul-Hijjah focus on four key pillars:

Emergency Response: Proactively preparing for crises with expert teams, diverse funding, and strategic partnerships.

Health Services Delivery: Supporting four primary care centers and two hospitals, emphasizing primary healthcare, mental health, nutrition services, and specialized medical services, along with capacity-building programs for healthcare professionals.

Building Resilient Health Systems: Including residency programs for ICU doctors, capacity-building for MHPSS providers, and strengthening physical health infrastructure.

Advocating for Health and Human Rights: Advocacy for cross-border aid delivery, critical case referrals, and amplifying community voices through reports, testimonies, news stories, and research.

How You Can Help During Dhul-Hijjah
Your donations can make a significant impact:

Support Syria this Dhul-Hijjah by donating and helping those in dire need. Your generosity can save lives and bring hope to countless Syrians.

Crisis Overview

In Syria, 16.7 million people urgently need assistance—the highest number since the conflict began 13 years ago. Among them are 7.2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs), including 2 million in camps or informal settlements.

Nearly 50% of those in need are children, and 20% are individuals with disabilities. Regional insecurity and global funding shortfalls have exacerbated humanitarian conditions, particularly in food security, livelihoods, and protection violations.

Critical Health Needs

The health situation in Syria is dire, with 14.9 million people needing primary and secondary healthcare, including 5.1 million IDPs and 2.3 million children under 5. Mental health issues are significant, with 1 in 10 people affected.

Healthcare facilities are struggling, as 40% are partially or non-functional, and there are major gaps in the availability of health workers. Nutritionally, 5.9 million people need assistance, with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rising to 4.7% in 2023 and wasting in children under five increasing by 40%.

Funding Shortfall

The 2024 Global Humanitarian Overview calls for $48.28 billion to aid 182.2 million people across 70 countries, with Syria needing $4.1 billion but receiving only $224.5 million (6%) so far.

Due to funding shortages, 112 health facilities in northwest Syria may halt operations by June 2024, with nearly a third already nonfunctional. This shortfall places over one million children at heightened risk of disease outbreaks.

MedGlobal’s 2023 Impact

In 2023, MedGlobal’s impact included delivering 139,867 free primary health care services, 61,130 nutrition services, and 37,385 health and nutrition awareness sessions. They provided 15,616 emergency services, 16,576 maternal health consultations, and supported 141 normal deliveries across five primary healthcare centers (PHCs).

In secondary healthcare, we delivered 12,399 free services, managed 1,653 emergency and trauma cases, performed 1,153 surgeries, and provided 436 intensive care services, supporting 16 hospitals. Additionally, MedGlobal conducted 1,188 dialysis sessions, vaccinated 5,094 people, and trained 230 staff members.

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