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 […]
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 […]
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.
On Monday 26 August 2013, doctors from the charity Hand in Hand for Syria received victims of an incendiary bomb attack at the charity’s general hospital in Aleppo province, northern Syria. The bomb hit a school in the village of Orum Alkubra in Aleppo province and approximately 50 of the victims were brought to the […]
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 […]
Premature and sick babies being cared for at the new neonatal unit in the HIHS Children’s Hospital, Syria. Photo courtesy of Jack Hill/ The Times. The Hand in Hand for Syria medical aid convoy of ten vehicles set off from London in late February and made it safely into Syria on 11 March 2013. Carrying […]
A new children’s hospital has opened this month in the north of Syria by the Midlands based charity, Hand in Hand for Syria. The hospital will be the only one of its kind in the region providing specialist paediatric care to babies and children up to the age of 12 years old. The World Health […]