Syria

Our work there at a glance:

  • Emergency aid for earthquake victims in northern Syria
  • Delivery of relief supplies to the earthquake region

Syria

Our work there at a glance:

  • Emergency aid for earthquake victims in northern Syria
  • Delivery of relief supplies to the earthquake region

Our goal

Emergency relief and care for earthquake victims in northern Syria

The devastating earthquake in the Syrian-Turkish border region has already claimed more than 10,000 lives in the first two days. While international aid is already starting in the Turkish areas, people in the Syrian regions are receiving hardly any help.

The people in Syria urgently need help

Therefore, Cap Anamur has decided to provide relief supplies to the earthquake victims in the northern regions of Syria. Since the border crossings from Turkey to Syria cannot be used, we enter the country via Lebanon.

Cap Anamur coordinates aid to Syria from Lebanon

We are using our resources in Lebanon to deliver aid to Syria. Since 2016, we have been providing medical care for Syrian refugees in the Sidon area. Our Lebanese team is currently organizing relief supplies such as tents, blankets and food. Thus, more than 12 tons of urgently needed goods will be transported to Syria in the next few days.

Our aid should reach the people in the region around Aleppo

The supply situation in Syria is very complicated, and not just because of the earthquake. We are already familiar with the tense situation in the country from previous years. Cap Anamur provided emergency medical aid from 2012 to 2018 and had to organize its work from underground to avoid becoming a target of attacks.

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Key health data

Life expectancy

74/71 years

(women/men)

Infant mortality

10,7

per 1,000 births

Doctors

1,3

per 1,000 inhabitants

Cap Anamur Engagement in Syria

2012 - 2018

The situation in Syria

Political situation

Since 2011, Syria has been locked in a bloody civil war between dictator Bashar al-Assaad and rebel groups, Kurdish militias and even the terrorist organization ISIS. The involvement of numerous actors has made the conflict increasingly opaque and unpredictable. Among other things, the Turkish military has waged several military offensives in the north of the country against Kurdish forces since 2016. As of 2021, activist groups report that up to 610,000 people have died, and the UN estimates that more than 300,000 civilians have died.

Social situation.

Large parts of the country have been destroyed and offer people neither a livelihood nor prospects for the future. More than 5 million people have fled the country, and 6.3 million are classified as internally displaced. What all refugees have in common is the precarious situation in which they find themselves, at home and abroad. The Assad government is bombarding its own population with poison gas and is increasingly destroying hospitals. The health care system is being shut down. Treatment now only takes place in small, poorly equipped underground clinics. With the earthquake of February 8, 2023, the country experiences another stroke of fate and once again suffers thousands of casualties.

Cap Anamur was already active in Syria from 2012 - 2018. We have provided medical care to Syrian internally displaced persons by operating two polyclinics and several underground clinics to provide medical care. When the safety conditions no longer permitted our work in the country, we operated a container clinic in the Jordanian border area near a refugee settlement.

Cap Anamur provided emergency medical aid in Syria from 2012 – 2018. By operating several medical facilities, we have provided medical care to the inland refugees.

How it will continue

The situation in northern Syria is catastrophic and unpredictable for the time being. We will try to help the population in the region as much as we can. We report on current developments in our project reports and newsletter.

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