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 […]

Our hospital at Atmeh damaged by a car bomb

February 23, 2014 - Written by admin

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Medical aid arrives for new hospitals in Syria

March 20, 2013 - Written by admin

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 […]

UK Charity opens first children’s hospital in Syria

January 14, 2013 - Written by admin

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 […]

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