Since 2011, Syria has been in a state of ongoing conflict. Over the past six years, approximately 500,000 people have lost their lives, while over one million civilians have suffered horrific injuries. As a result of the war, nearly three million children cannot go to school, meaning that they are missing out on the normal childhood they deserve. What’s more, around five million people have become displaced, with many fleeing to neighbouring countries in the hope of finding comfort and solace elsewhere.
Syria has been a country of fear, violence and trauma for too long, and it’s more important than ever that we do everything we can to help.
Human Appeal UK is one charity that has been assisting those who need it most, delivering emergency, life-saving humanitarian assistance to vulnerable men, women and children right across the country. The Greater Manchester-based charity has been able to helps millions of people by offering them the essential aid they need to survive. In this blog, we take a look how Human Appeal has been helping.
The charity has provided emergency food parcels to thousands of people facing starvation. As part of its flour distribution project, Human Appeal has delivered over 10 million kilos of flour across besieged and hard-to-reach areas of Syria, helping to keep bakeries in operation and giving them the opportunity to pay their workers a regular income. As a result, families are able to afford the food they so desperately need and are liberated from being dependent on humanitarian aid. So far, this project has fed over 10 million people.
Medical help and shelter
The charity has also been able to provide medical assistance, including equipment such as CT scanners and hygiene packs, as well as access to professional healthcare workers. It has provided temporary shelter too, setting up safe villages for 700 Syrians, including orphaned children and elderly and disabled people.
Schools and sponsorship
Human Appeal has set up a number of primary schools, giving young children a chance at a great start in life. The charity also has also set up its Little Human Appeal sponsorship project, enabling people to donate money in return for regular updates on a Syrian child.
How you can help
Although Human Appeal has made a difference so far, there is still a long way to go. In order for the charity to continue its efforts, it needs your help. By making a donation, you can help do your bit. To find out how to contribute, you can visit www.humanappeal.org.uk.