Over the past couple of months, the siege on Eastern Aleppo has tightened leaving an estimated 100,000 people living in horrendous conditions.
Hand in Hand for Syria has worked in the region extensively for the past four years. The tightening siege has made it difficult for us to deliver aid to our team who worked in the area.
In late November, our team were forced to close our offices and storage facilities and move to a safer area due to constant air strikes and the lack of available supplies. All of the functioning hospitals in Eastern Aleppo have been destroyed, leaving approx 100,000 people without access to health care, at a time when civilian homes are being destroyed in daily air strikes. The siege has led to massive shortages in food, medical supplies and humanitarian aid in the city.
In mid December, numerous parties have been involved in negotiating a safe exit for the civilians fleeing East Aleppo. Our team were safely evacuated on the 15th of December.
What We’re Doing To Help
As it stands, no aid organisations are able to work inside the East of Aleppo. Instead, our teams from other cities inside Syria are working with civilians who have recently fled from Eastern Aleppo to providing them with humanitarian and medical aid to help them begin to rebuild their lives once again. People fleeing Eastern Aleppo are in urgent need of shelter, food, living supplies, clothing and medical care.
Please help us to support the civilians who have fled Eastern Aleppo. Donate today.