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Humanity & Inclusion's emergency response teams are working with the victims of the Syrian conflict to provide them with the care, equipment and financial assistance they need.

Humanity & Inclusion Syria

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Since March 2011 and the start of the civil war in Syria, more than 6.5 million people have been forced to flee their hometowns within the country. The armed violence has already caused more than 250,000 deaths and this figure continues to rise. There are more than 13.5 million people in need of assistance (source: OCHA)

Syrian civilians live with the threat of armed violence. Every day, Humanity & Inclusion provides care for new victims with gunshot injuries or wounded in explosions. The organisation provides assistance to amputees and all those whose physical injuries are likely to lead to a permanent disability.

Neighbouring countries have taken in nearly 5 million refugees. Humanity & Inclusion is working alongside them in Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon. A total of 500 professionals working for the organisation provide care for the injured and for people with disabilities. They specifically provide support, both material and financial, for the most vulnerable refugees who have no, or very little, access to humanitarian aid.

At the end of 2016, more than 800,000 people have already benefitted from HI's interventions within the context of the Syrian crisis.

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Myriam: "I was amputated straight away"

Myriam lost her leg during bombing raids in Syria. She received first aid before being directly transferred to Jordan. HI provided her with a prosthesis and rehabilitation sessions, and she is now able to walk again.

Humanity & Inclusion condemns the unending bombardment of besieged Eastern Ghouta Emergency Explosive weapons

Humanity & Inclusion condemns the unending bombardment of besieged Eastern Ghouta

The extreme escalation of bombardment in the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta in the past 48 hours has caused more than 200 civilian deaths and extensive damage to infrastructure – particularly hospitals, clinics and shelters where civilians are taking refuge. 390,000 civilians are besieged under heavy shelling, airstrikes and barrel bomb attacks in the enclave of Eastern Ghouta, with dwindling water, food and medical supplies.

“We need to carry on helping these refugees”
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Emergency Rehabilitation

“We need to carry on helping these refugees”

Syria’s seven-year conflict has devastated the country, resulting in unprecedented population movements. More than five million Syrian refugees are living in neighbouring countries, including more than one million in Lebanon. Mariam has been working as a physiotherapist for Humanity & Inclusion (HI) in Lebanon ever since the organisation launched its response in the country. Below, she describes a day in her life supporting refugees.

Background

The civilian population of Syria has been hit by the full force of fighting between parties who do not respect international humanitarian law. 

Born out of an anti-government protest movement that was strongly repressed in March 2011 by the Syrian armed forces, the armed conflict gradually transformed into a civil war. The confrontations, bombings, and massacres which are tearing Syria apart have generated an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.

Several million people are trapped in the combat zones. The civilian population, caught in the crossfire or sometimes even directly targeted by the warring factions, is paying very heavy price for what has become an interminable war in which human rights are violated on a daily basis.  Often going without food and water, they have no access to health care and no protection from the violence. Half of this population is made up of children threatened by hunger and disease, particularly in the winter months. If they do not receive treatment, the injured risk developing permanent disabilities. They need immediate access to the care and aid they currently go without.

Reports


The latest publications

> Everywhere the Bombing Followed Us - Summary (pdf, 287.63 KB)
> Qasef: Escaping the bombing (pdf, 4.13 MB)
> Syria, a mutilated future: A focus on the persons injured by explosive weapons (pdf, 3.21 MB)

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