Category Archives: Humanitarian Aid to Syria

The Wounded Generation in Syria

An excellent video, from the New York Times website, titled “Syria’s Wounded Generation,” shows a medical after-care center near Turkey’s border with Syria, where civilians and combatants recover from life-altering injuries. The Times’s Mac William Bishop spoke to casualties of Syria’s brutal war.

View the video here.

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For the Children of Syria

If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.
– J.W. Goethe


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One Picture Sums Up The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

From Time: “The Yarmouk refugee camp, a Palestinian enclave in southern Damascus, has been under a grueling siege for months and its over 20,000 residents are cut off from vital supplies and endure chronic food shortages. Here’s the scene that met U.N. aid workers who reached the devastated area last month.”

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No One Cares: The Tragic Truth of the 500,000 Syrian Refugee Children

refugee-childrenAn excellent piece in the UK’s Independent, chronicles British photojournalist Ed Thompson’s trips to refugee camps housing many of Syria’s children.

Read the story, and see his compelling photo gallery, at the Independent’s site.

Syrian-American Doctor Saving Lives in Syria

syrian-am-drMeet Dr. Abdalmajid Katranji, a Syrian-American surgeon who is providing medical care to victims of the Syrian conflict.

CBS News in the US has this television news story about Dr. Katranji.

Syria Becoming Worst, Most Costly Humanitarian Crisis in Modern History

children“The United Nations says [Syria] is fast becoming the worst and most expensive humanitarian catastrophe in modern history.”

 

Syria Policy Unraveling, from Politico.

Children Helping Children: American Teenagers Form Palmyra Relief Club to Help Injured Syrian Children

Julia Mathis has founded the Palmyra Relief Club at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, MD, US. The purpose of the club is to raise funds and awareness to support children wounded by the war in Syria, who have lost limbs, and are in need of prosthetic limbs and rehabilitative care.


Quick Facts: What You Need to Know About the Syrian Refugee Crisis

refMercyCorps has put together an excellent overview of the key facts about the Syrian refugee crisis.
A must read!

Humanitarian Aid to Syria in Crisis

hum“With hopes for comprehensive peace talks in the immediate future nearly quashed, groups monitoring the ongoing crisis in Syria say more attention needs to be paid to the intractable dilemma of delivering humanitarian aid to the country.

More than nine million people currently require immediate assistance in Syria, the United Nations said recently, many of them suffering from a lack of food, water, and basic medical supplies as winter edges closer.

But aid workers cannot reach them, monitors say, largely because the Syrian government has restricted access…”

Read the full article in The Huffington Post.