People in Syria urgently need our help! War has once again forced them to leave their homes. They need to flee in terrible conditions: below zero temperatures and with no access to food or water.
We may be facing a humanitarian catastrophe on a heretofore unprecedented scale. Intense bombings and shellings have force nearly one million people to flee the regions gripped by war. They are looking for succour in refugee camps, but most of those camps are overcrowded and they cannot accept any more people. Refugees sleep in the streets, under trees, and sometimes even in the fields covered by snow.
The war in Syria has raged for 9 years. The resulting suffering affects the vulnerable people the most: children, women, and the elderly. The humanitarian needs are great. Heavy shellings have paralysed life in the cities. Shops and bakeries are closed. People lack food, water, blankets, warm clothes, and medicine. Most hospitals and clinics have been closed. In the coming days the situation may become even worse.
WHAT DO WE DO?
PAH responds to the urgent needs of Syrians. The people fleeing the war require shelter, warm meals, and medical care. We need to purchase tents, stoves, and food.
Our permanent mission in Syria begun in 2013. We were providing humanitarian aid in the provinces of Idlib and Aleppo. We provided people with access to clean water as well as hygiene kits containing the necessary products. The people whose difficult situation warranted it we provided with food parcels and micro-garden cultivation kits. Children, who suffer the most during any humanitarian crisis, have been provided with special food.
In December 2016, the evacuation of the inhabitants of eastern Aleppo made waves all around the world. Tens of thousands of people we evacuated from the city in a very short amount of time. We immediately organised aid for the people reaching the IDP camps. We build latrines, hand washing stations, as well as new water pumping stations. The new arrivals were also provided with food and hygiene product parcels.