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’re fighting polio in Syria

March 31, 2014 - Written by admin

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 […]

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.

Coalition of more than 50 international doctors calls for end to restrictions on medical aid into Syria

September 16, 2013 - Written by admin

In an open letter published on Monday 16th September 2013, a coalition of over 50 eminent doctors warns of a medical catastrophe in Syria and calls for medical and humanitarian access to those suffering. In the debate around chemical weapons and military strikes, the unbelievable torment of everyday Syrians has been lost. We hope these […]

Training courses start for Syrian medical staff

June 26, 2013 - Written by admin

Hand in Hand for Syria and one of its partner organisations have been co-hosting a 3-day conference this week for Syrian medical staff working on the frontline inside the country. The bespoke course for paramedics, nurses and doctors was held in Turkey and was specifically designed to cover the latest techniques in emergency trauma care […]

Death of British Doctor in Syria: Charities launch campaign to ‘redouble our efforts in his honour’

May 29, 2013 - Written by admin

Media Release from ‘Help for Syria’ Campaign Amidst the tragic news of the death of a British Doctor in Syria, a coalition of charities are launching a new campaign, ‘Help for Syria’, to mobilise greater humanitarian support. A young British doctor, providing medical assistance for victims of the conflict with the British charity ‘Hand in […]

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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