A Devastating Crisis
Years of War and Millions Displaced Have Created a Health Crisis in Syria
After 11 years of war, 500,000 lost lives and millions displaced, Humanitarian crises, economic downturns and natural disasters. Syria’s healthcare system is broken and struggling but with your help, MedGlobal is working to strengthen it.
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A Country Torn
The devastating crisis in Syria, now in its eleventh year, has led to over 500,000 deaths and displaced at least 13.5 million people from their homes, making it the world’s largest displacement crisis.
Conflict has decimated the country’s infrastructure and has taken a particularly hard toll on the health sector, with at least half of all hospitals destroyed and as much as 70% of the health workforce displaced from the country.
Currently in Syria, there are at least 6.7 million people internally displaced and 11.1 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. About half of all people affected by the crisis are children.
Since MedGlobal’s inception, we have been providing critical humanitarian and health support for displaced and vulnerable Syrians, supporting hospitals and health facilities with much needed equipment, building local health capacity through health training and education, and more.
Donate to MedGlobal and provide critical humanitarian and health support to displaced and vulnerable Syrians.
MedGlobal in Syria
The COVID-19 pandemic has completely overwhelmed hospitals and health facilities in Syria, and local doctors describe being forced to turn COVID-19 patients away. In response, MedGlobal worked with Rahma Worldwide and Violet Organization to build two major oxygen generator stations in northwest Syria in 2020 that continue to supply health facilities and COVID-19 treatment centers with critical medical oxygen.
MedGlobal has also provided health facilities and isolation centers in the northwest with critical supplies and PPE, as well as supported families in the Atmeh IDP camp with hygiene kits and health services.
During 2022, MedGlobal has run four Primary Health Care Centers and provided essential health services with a range of care that also included reproductive health, gender-based violence and a network of community health workers.
Our efforts have included building a network of 26 community health workers and training them on malnutrition screening, referral, and follow-up, IPC of COVID-19, and reproductive health awareness sessions. Furthermore, MedGlobal’s four home healthcare teams provide health services to the elderly, disabilities, and injuries and non-communicable diseases in remote areas.
MedGlobal also supported the first mental health hospital of its kind in Azaz, helping them to launch the first mobile health team in Syria. As well as providing support to a vaccination center in Jisr Al-Shughour and essential medical equipment to Darkush hospital, furthering our efforts to strengthen the healthcare system in Syria.
More details of our work in Syria can be found at https://medglobal.org/syria/. However, it’s donations like yours that make it all possible, that allow us to continue this essential work and provide life-changing, life-saving aid to the people of Syria. With our help, theirs is a struggle that no longer needs to continue.