Six pits, located just three metres away from our hospital, indicate systematic targeting of our vital healthcare lifeline.
Our life - saving work in Syria
Since 2011, there have been 492 attacks on Syria’s healthcare facilities. Due to huge waves of Syrians fleeing violence in south Idlib, Human Appeal recruited specialist staff, including a doctor, a dentist and a midwife, and helped patients to reach our facility safely. Our staff continued to work despite the risks. During the past eight months alone, 115,389 Syrians were treated. 1,752 babies were delivered. Consultations were carried out for 9,876 children under five. There were 2,344 women and children admitted. 15 health care workers were trained. 9,988 children under five were immunised, and we provided life-saving preventative nutrition services to 21,419 children.
Dr Ashmawey, Human Appeal’s CEO, said:
“The attack on Al - Imaan hospital is against the UN charter on human rights. Human Appeal strongly condemn this act and we urge the UN to ensure they apply pressure to all parties involved in Syria to stop aggression against civilians.
We will ensure we are back up and running within two weeks. Our utmost duty is to protect the lives of the innocent and vulnerable and we will do everything within our means to accomplish this. Our thoughts and prayers are with our patients and those who are continuing to work and live in one of Syria’s most volatile areas.”
Following this second attack, we closed our hospital and evacuated our patients and staff to safe places and nearby hospitals. We are also assessing structural damage and ensuring additional security.
How you can help
We aim to have our hospital operational again, but we can do nothing without your support. Please help save our hospital so we can continue to save and sustain precious lives.