We are proud to announce the completion of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Project in Northwest Syria, in partnership with the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations-Canada (UOSSM Canada), which helped deliver supplies to over 1000 healthcare workers and patients.
Following 10 years of civil war the government has regained control of Syria’s biggest cities, but large parts of the country are still held by rebels, jihadists and the Kurdish-led SDF. The last remaining opposition stronghold is in the north-western province of Idlib and adjoining parts of northern Hama and western Aleppo provinces.
Currently, there is only one border crossing, the Bab al-Hawa crossing from Turkey that remains open to allow for supplies into opposition-held Northwest Syria. Our partner, UOSSM Canada, worked with UOSSM’s mission in Gaziantep, Turkey, to ensure that these supplies would reach the designated health facilities in Idlib & Aleppo, a Rehabilitation Unit in Sarmada, and the vaccination team in Ariha Primary Health Care Centre.
With the country now in the grip of a second wave of COVID and cases growing exponentially, combined with food shortages weakening an already vulnerable population, the supplies were needed more than ever and we thank our donors who contributed to help their fellow healthcare workers in Syria.
Read more Protecting Medical Staff In Syria.