More than 500,000 Syrians have been seriously disabled by the Syrian conflict; it is estimated that more than 100,000 of the injured are children and adolescents under the age of eighteen.
Many of these children are suffering injuries as a result of bombings, strikes, and explosions. Due to the extreme lack of health care resources and the high risk of infections, the injuries to their arms and legs often lead to amputations, even in the youngest victims. Without help, these children, some of them orphaned — and many of them already living as refugees, with limited access to health care and education — face the added burden of a lifetime of disability.
Palmyra Relief is addressing this desperate situation, by helping children — in Syria, and in refugee hospitals around the region — get access to and fitted for prosthetic limbs, as well as the crucial rehabilitative support they need to be able effectively use their new limbs.
With your support for Palmyra Relief, you have the power to change a child’s life, and with that, the power to change the world.
Please help us help the children. No donation is too small.
Palmyra Relief was founded by Mohammed Antabli, author of the book “A Syrian in Exile.” A native of Damascus, Antabli has been living in London, UK as a political exile since the 1970s.
Palmyra is a Unesco World Heritage site, and home to many historic ruins. In ancient times, Palmyra was a fertile oasis, and an important stop for travelers in the deserts of Syria.
Palmyra is located in the geographic heart of Syria. Because Syria’s children are also its heart, we named our organization Palmyra Relief.