PRESS RELEASE 16/01/17 Spring ‘Unity Convoy’ Brings Hope to the People of Syria A ray of hope was lit for the people of Syria in the UK this morning, as a consortium of charities have come together for the first time in order to drive a convoy of 100 ambulances across Europe for the war-torn […]
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The month of mercy and blessings has arrived, this year, let us not forget the people of Syria during this difficult time. More than 13.5 million people inside Syria remain reliant on humanitarian aid for survival. Entire towns are besieged, leaving residents starving, hopeless and trapped. The beautiful spirit of Ramadan that was once looked forward to, […]
It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of Dr Hassan Al-Arag, the director of the Hama Health Directorate yesterday. Dr Hassan was killed in an air strike whilst doing humanitarian work in his home town of Hama. He risked his life to remain in Syria and continue to save the lives […]
Yesterday the British Parliament unanimously voted in favour of air strikes in Syria. Within hours, British jets bombarded oil refineries in the eastern region of the country. As the number of countries taking part in the bombing of Syria increased over the past few months, the number of civilians who have been displaced, injured or […]
Media regulator Ofcom has ruled in favour of the BBC in a case they raised against a TV channel who claimed that the 2013 documentary “Saving Syria’s Children” contained fabricated information. Saving Syria’s Children was filmed in our hospitals in Syria in 2013. Over the past two years, baseless allegations of “fabricated information” have been […]
Aleppo is Syria’s largest city, and has been the hardest-hit by the conflict as the opposing sides wrestle for control of a strategically and economically important city. Many of those who have survived the city’s pounding by barrel bombs and shelling have fled to other parts of the country or even out of Syria altogether. […]
In 2013, Hand in Hand for Syria was the first to diagnose the re-emergence of polio in Syria after it was eradicated in 1999. Since then, we’ve been working on a two-pronged campaign to treat existing cases of polio and to vaccinate healthy children against it. Children under the age of 5 are at the […]
Two hospitals have been damaged, including the Hand in Hand for Syria hospital for women and children at Atmeh. A car bomb exploded in the Syrian town of Atmeh near the Turkish border on Sunday morning, 23 February 2014. Initial reports suggest that 50 people were injured and 14 have died in the bomb blast […]
Yesterday in Kuwait, by invitation, Hand in Hand for Syria’s operations director, Mr Fadi Aldairi, attended the Second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, chaired by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon and hosted by the Emir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah. 9.3 million Syrian people (around half of the […]