Stories and insights, opinions and commentary. Our blog brings you the inside story from Hand in Hand for Syria, our friends and partners, and what it’s like to be delivering aid inside a country in crisis. We welcome guest blogs from people who have worked alongside us, get in touch with our media team if you’d like to write a contribution.

Marking the fifth year of the crisis in Syria

March 15, 2016 - Written by Bushra

It is with great pain that we watch Syria complete its fifth year in conflict and with every year, we watch the conflict grow even more complex, the impact of which is now spilling over into many neighbouring countries, and more recently to Europe and beyond. The five year conflict has had, and continues to have a […]

Community Empowerment : Hand in Hand for Syria’s nursing training project.

September 04, 2014 - Written by Buthaynah Ahmed

As the war in Syria continues, the disruption to the daily life of Syrians has stretched far beyond the repercussions of daily airstrikes and limited resources. Many refugees and internally displaced people find themselves stranded far from their homes, with their prospects of a future career or studies virtually non-existent. This only adds to the immense mental stress […]

Tears at Atareb General Hospital

June 07, 2014 - Written by Katie Welsford & Emma Louise Pearson

Dr Safwan, a Hand in Hand for Syria medic currently in the UK for ENT (ear-nose-throat) specialist training, shudders when he hears the words ‘barrel bombs’. “They are so destructive, there’s no discrimination in where they fall. Just before I came to the UK, I had to go to a neighbourhood in Aleppo which had […]

Fundraising campaign on London Transport

March 31, 2014 - Written by Katie Welsford & Emma Pearson

Atareb, northern Syria. A young boy, covered in dust, is pulled from the rubble of a building. He is small against the backdrop of destruction, and terror reads widely on his face. You may recognise him. Over the past few weeks, his image has been on London’s public transport system as part of Hand in […]

Tears are not enough

January 31, 2014 - Written by Nicola David

My clients don’t usually make me cry, and certainly not every day. So it’s been an unusual experience to work on Hand in Hand for Syria’s new website.

Navigating Humanitarianism: The Logistics of Saving Lives

December 20, 2013 - Written by Luke McManus

Hand in Hand for Syria is one of the few charities left operating inside Syria. Fadi Al-Dairi, the charity’s co-founder and Operations Director, explains the vital role we play on the ground and the practicalities of getting aid to those who need it most.

Operating on the world’s most dangerous medical frontline

November 30, 2013 - Written by Luke McManus

Syria’s violent conflict has made normal life impossible for people still trapped inside the country. Hear from our charity’s Director of Medical Projects (DMP) about the vital role we play in delivering medical aid, what donors can do to help, and what the winter means for the Syrian people.

Our visit to Syria, by Beth Purcell

December 24, 2012 - Written by Beth Purcell

Joseph Purcell was one of the first youngsters to undertake a major fundraising challenge for Hand in Hand for Syria. As a thank you for his efforts, we took him and his parents to Syria to personally hand out some aid to children in Atmeh. Beth, his mother, wrote this blog reflecting on their trip.

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