SRD staff has been responding to one of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises since 2011.
The Systematic Targeting of Healthcare Personnel and Facilities
According to Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), from 2011 through June 2022, PHR corroborated 601 attacks on at least 400 separate medical facilities and documented the killing of 945 medical personnel.
Chemical Weapon Attacks
Syria has reported at least one chemical attack every year since 2013, when numerous lethal gas attacks occurred in Aleppo, Idleb, and the outskirts of Damascus. These attacks cause urgent, large-scale health emergencies. Accessing medical supplies and medications becomes nearly impossible for healthcare personnel trying to save lives.
Our emergency preparedness saves lives in the direst situations. We respond to families and individuals fleeing violence, providing them with access to healthcare and emergency services via:
Syria remains the world’s largest displacement crisis. More than 13 million people have either fled the country or are internally displaced. Around 6.7 million people in Syria were living in internal displacement as a result of conflict and violence at the end of 2021, the highest figure worldwide.
- Al-Bab – On October 6, 2020, a truck bombing in the city left 18 civilians dead and more than 70 others injured.
- Al Ferdous Maternity and Children’s Hospital – On February 17, 2020, airstrikes hit SRD’s Al Ferdous Maternity and Child Care Hospital in Daret Ezzeh, leaving 200,000 people in need of medical care.
- Idlib – On April 4, 2017, a chemical assault in Idlib left 89 people dead, including 33 children, and hundreds more injured. 178 people who had inhaled chemical gas were treated at SRD hospitals. Most of the patients had respiratory failure.