Syria

Urgent appeal 2019

Urgent need for life-saving donations.

Dr. Sahloul reports from Idlib, where the humanitarian situation is catastrophic.

 
MedGlobal’s President, Dr. Zaher Sahloul, just returned from Idlib Provence where humanitarian and medical conditions are catastrophic. He witnessed first-hand the impact of targeting hospitals, the indiscriminate attacks on civilians, and the large displacement of desperate populations.
 
Watch Dr. Sahloul describe the bombing of the Pulse of Life Hospital in the Hass Village of Idlib and its impact on access to healthcare. 
MedGlobal has sent urgent medical support through local partners and is now is seeking your help.
 
Your donation will help provide medical relief to Syria’s most vulnerable. #GiveWithMedGlobal #EyesOnIdlib

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“I saw some villages completely emptied or half-emptied of their residents,” said Dr. Zaher Sahloul, the president of MedGlobal, an organization that sends medical teams to disaster regions, who risked the bombardments and threats from extremist groups to visit some of the most devastated areas this week.

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“Sharing the information with the United Nations did not lead to greater protection,” said Dr Zaher Sahloul, the president of MedGlobal who was recently in Idlib. “If anything people are thinking right now that by sharing this information it’s increasing the risk of targeting the hospitals.”

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“Women want to control the time that they deliver because things are unexpected,” Sahloul said. “A bombing can happen at any time, and in the middle of the night you cannot move to the hospital.”

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Country Facts

  • Syrians make up the world's largest refugee population
  • The conflict in Syria is now in its eighth year, creating the largest humanitarian crisis of our time.
  • The Syrian refugee crisis is the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.
  • The cause of the Syrian refugee crisis is the Syrian civil war that started in 2011
  • More than 50% of Syrian refugees are children

MedGlobal's Response

  • 6 medical campaigns to war zones in Ghouta, Daraa, Qunaitra, Idlib, Aleppo, Homs and Jrablus
  • Provided support via Mobile Clinics, Ambulance systems, Medications, Medical supplies, Medical equipment
  • Established Winterisation campaigns to provide aid during the winter months
  • Partnering with 3 local NGOs

URGENT CRISIS IN IDLIB

The continued fighting and crisis in Idlib has left people with nowhere to go except the Euphrates shield area and Olive Branch to the north east that is controlled by Turkey. Turkey has sealed its border and is not allowing refugees in. Turkey already has 3.5 million Syrian refugees and there is an expected 1-2 million more Syrians who will be displaced at the Syrian-Turkish border. Preparations are underway in Turkey to accommodate 580,000 IDPs in Efrin/Euphrates shield area, though nothing is finalized. The cost of displacement of 800,000 people is projected to be about 350 million dollars, with 200 million already allocated from the UN.

The priorities for such a displacement are: transportation, emergency meals, shelter, food, psychological support, mobile clinics, medical supplies and medications. Needed emergency food baskets cost $2 each and larger food baskets which can last 1 week for a single family cost $10. The most urgent need is for shelter and a single families shelter ranges from $900 to 1000 for one month ($600 for the tent, $170 NFI, $140 for food and other expenses). There is a huge mobilization of Turkish civil society and the public to donate and send in kind donations.

SYRIAN CRISIS

The conflict in Syria is now in its eighth year, creating the largest humanitarian crisis of our time. Millions of people are in need of emergency assistance such as medical and food assistance, water and shelter. Over 500,000 people have been killed and over one million injured as a result of the Syrian War. More than half of all Syrians have been forced to leave their homes, often multiple times, making Syria the largest displacement crisis globally. There has also been an alarming rise in the targeting of hospitals, medical facilities, and even medical personnel, by a vast variety of weaponry including chemical weapons. According to the WHO, 70% of total worldwide attacks on health care facilities, ambulances, services and personnel have occurred within Syria. The Syrian conflict has triggered the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Humanitarian needs continue to rise, population displacements are increasing, and an entire generation of children is being exposed to war and violence, increasingly deprived of basic services, education and protection.

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