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 […]

We’ve just taken US$530,000-worth of aid into hard-hit Aleppo

April 07, 2014 - Written by admin

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. […]

HIHS opens 68-bedded general hospital in Syria

May 13, 2013 - Written by admin

Hand in Hand for Syria has opened a new general hospital in the north of the country as the spreading violence across Syria causes further damage to the country’s health infrastructure. Located in a key town north-west of Aleppo, the 68-bedded general hospital opened its doors in early May 2013 and performed its first operation […]

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