Operation Brief

The situation in Idlib right now is beyond catastrophic if the Russian/Syrian offensive continues.  The Syrian Regime and it’s Russian allies have bombed and begun launching a large-scale military attack on the Idlib Province in northwest Syria. Rumors have circulated that chemical weapons will be used in the attack, causing even more displacement. 50,000 people have already been displaced from southern Idlib, Jisr Alshugoor and north Hama (Latamneh). Tents that accommodate 5 people now have 10 and these new IDPs will likely never go back to their villages and cities.

There is nowhere for displaced people to go beyond Idlib except the Euphrates shield area and Olive Branch to the north east that is controlled by Turkey (which cannot accommodate a large displacement). Turkey has sealed its border and is not allowing refugees in. Turkey already has 3.5 million Syrian refugees and there is an expected 1-2 million more Syrians who will be displaced at the Syrian-Turkish border. This number is biblical and the worst in the history of the Syrian crisis and probably in the recent history of humanity. Preparations are underway in Turkey to accommodate 580,000 IDPs (with about 100,000 tents) in Efrin/Euphrates shield area, though nothing is finalized.

The cost of displacement of 800,000 people is projected to be about 350 million dollars, with 200 million already allocated from the UN. NGOs are running low on funding and unable to effectively contribute due to a drain in resources from multiple prior evacuations/displacements, donor fatigue, lack of attention and lack of coordination.

The priorities for such a displacement are: transportation of a large number of IDPs, emergency meals, shelter, food, psychological support, mobile clinics, medical supplies and medications. Needed emergency food baskets cost $2 each and larger food baskets which can last 1 week for a single family cost $10. The most urgent need is for shelter and a single family’s shelter ranges from $900 to 1000 for one month ($600 for the tent, $170 NFI, $140 for food and other expenses). There is a huge mobilization of Turkish civil society and the public to donate and send in kind donations.

MedGlobal would like to raise $500,000+ for mobile clinics, medications, medical consumables, psychological support and shelter in coordination with local Syrian NGOs.

IMPORTANT FACTS

500,000 people have been killed (we need something here for state the cause)

300,000 estimated people suffer from conflict related trauma monthly

974,000 Syrians are living in besieged areas with minimal access to medical care

MedGlobal in Syria

Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis, we provide

  • Medical support to local hospitals
  • Fuel for healthcare center generators
  • Medication & medical equipment
  • Ambulance system support
  • Emergency life-saving and life sustaining medical services

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