Since 2019 Humanity & Inclusion UK has gratefully received an incredible funding award from Postcode Global Trust, with funds raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. This vital support enables the work of our physiotherapists, orthopaedic technicians and psychologists in rehabilitation centres, in the community, in hospitals and refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon.
Thank you to players of People’s Postcode Lottery
For almost a decade conflict has raged in Syria, leaving 12 million in need of humanitarian assistance. That’s ten years of loss of life, disruption to education, the destruction of hospitals and huge levels of displacement.
According to our research, one in five Syria refugees has a physical, sensory or learning impairment. Since 2020, life is also being lived under the shadow of Covid-19.
Unexploded weapons litter the landscape in Syria. Their bright colours and strange shapes are particularly appealing to children who are much more likely to be victim of an accident.
Thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, our teams will be able to reach more refugees with disabilities affected by the Syrian conflict, who find it extremely difficult to access help.
How does it work?
32% of the lottery ticket price goes to charities. So far, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised more than £50 million for good causes - an incredible impact.
Salam at the P&O workshop to be fitted with a new prosthesis, Jordan. | © S.Khlaifat/HI
Sometimes when explosive weapons are used they don’t explode immediately, but only later when they are disturbed. Their bright colours and strange shapes are particularly appealing to children who are much more likely to be victim of an accident – one study has shown that 1 in 5 victims of explosive weapons are children, and half of them were playing at the time of the accident.
Salam’s story helps to show the difference that the support of players makes to build positive futures through life saving risk education and incredibly valuable rehabilitation. Helping Salam with her recovery isn’t just about mobility, but being with her on her journey through education and life beyond.
Read more about Salam's story
The difference it makes
Mohammed attends a physiotherapy session at CDC Zarqa, Jordan. | © Oriane van den Broeck / HI
Every day, our rehabilitation teams offer a lifeline to the most vulnerable victims of the Syria crisis.
People like Mohammed, who is 5 years old. He has a malformation of the spine causing paralysis of his lower limbs. With the help and support of Manal, a physiotherapist at CDC Zarqa (a partner of HI in Jordan), Mohammad can now climb small steps. Mohammad also now has access to a wheelchair, which Humanity & Inclusion has been able to provide him with.
Read more about Mohamed and other people whose lives have been changed
Campaign to Stop Bombing Civilians
Everyday our teams hear the stories of innocent people whose lives have been changed forever after being injured in air-strikes and other attacks with explosive weapons. Amputations, spinal injuries, broken limbs and shrapnel wounds are amongst the most common injuries seen by our rehabilitation teams.
Shockingly, nine out of ten victims of explosive weapon attacks in urban areas are civilians. Thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery we will be able to reach even more members of the public with our Stop Bombing Civilians campaign.
Find out more about the campaign