A bloody civil war has been going on for about 7 years in Syria. Within the country, 18 million people need humanitarian assistance, with over 6.5 million internally displaced people and more than 4.6 million in neighboring countries, especially Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. The health situation in Syria is dramatic. Two out of three hospitals were destroyed, as well as 38% of basic medical facilities.
In this context, VIDES supports the work of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians engaged in the Italian Hospital of Damascus since 1913.
Local partner: the Salesian mission of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians in Damascus
Activities promoted by VIDES:
- Purchase of medical and health-care materials for treatment and assistance of hospital patients, many of whom have been hospitalized as a result of gunshot wounds;
- Purchase and distribution of food kits;
- Purchase and distribution of non-food kits (clothing and blankets);
- Purchase and distribution of health and hygiene kits Beneficiaries: at least 100 families in the city of Damascus, regardless of their cultural and religious backgrounds;
Beneficiaries: at least 100 families in the city of Damascus, regardless of their cultural and religious backgrounds.