SRD is dedicated to bringing aide to those affected by the world’s most pressing humanitarian crisis today.
In December 2016, fighting between conflict parties escalated in Aleppo and caused a major fleeing of Syrians to surrounding areas, rendering them as internally-displaced persons (IDPs). SRD staff in Northern Syria responded to the crisis escalation by providing the following:
12 Ambulance Cars
to transport the wounded and disabled to regional health facilities
1 Maternity & Childhood Hospital
to provide pediatric services and labor/delivery care
8 Primary Health Care Clinics
to treat the sick and injured
3 Mobile Clinics
to provide first-aid and basic health services
23,000 Meals for IDPs
through an emergency kitchen in collaboration with Onsur Association
1,000 Heaters & Fuel
4 Reproductive Health Clinics & Psychosocial Support Mobile Clinics
26,800 Milk Kits
for IDP children in Idleb and Aleppo, in collaboration with Barada Association
SRD is continuing to assist IDPs who fled Aleppo for safety as well as other IDPs in Northern Syria, providing them with a variety of services.
On April 4, 2017, 89 people—one third of whom were children—were killed in a chemical attack in Khan Shaykun, a town in Idleb, Syria. Hundreds were wounded and hospitals became overcrowded with the injured.
SRD’s local healthcare facilities received 178 patients, many being women and children with life-threatening injuries. The majority of patients were suffering from rapid respiratory collapse after inhaling chemical gas.
SRD medical staff provided patients with the care and medications necessary for treating the effects of chemical gas exposure.
400,000 people are besieged in Eastern Ghouta where the humanitarian situation is dire with the impending winter season approaching. Only a small percentage of aid has been allowed to reach Eastern Ghouta’s population. According to UNICEF, nearly 12% of children in the area are suffering from acute malnutrition. The majority of households can only afford one meal per day, often consisting of boiled corn, cabbage, cauliflower or, in some cases, grass or waste.
SRD is providing winter care kits filled with clothing, food and heating fuel to families in Eastern Ghouta.