The Syrian crisis began on 15 March 2011. Since that date Syria has witnessed unprecedented devastation and displacement. More than six million Syrians have fled the country and 6.7 million are displaced internally. More than 14 million people continue to be in need of assistance.
The conflict has caused untold suffering to Syrian men, women and children.
Syria has also been hit by a severe economic and financial crisis since 2020 as a result of the Lebanese crisis and international sanctions which has made the population even poorer today than they were during the conflict years.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than 90% of the Syrian population now lives below the poverty line and is having to make difficult choices to cover necessary expenses. This is the case in every Syrian town and, with this economic situation, the most vulnerable groups are women, children, the elderly and people with disabilities.
The EMERGENCY SYRIA Seeds of Hope programme will stand by Syrian families with actions responding to the basic needs that the people are unable to meet: food and health needs; housing and heating; the education of children; socio-medical support for patients with chronic diseases, disabilities and mutilations; and support for educational centres.
The project is also funded by:
AFN – Action for New Families with € 30,000.00
Programme activities include
– assistance with basic needs (food and health needs, housing and heating) for a total of 449 families;
– support for:
150 pupils at the ‘Generation of Hope’ centre in Homs;
175 pupils at the ‘Our Youth are our Future’ centre in Damascus;
250 pupils at the EHIS school and rehabilitation institute for deaf children in Aleppo;
100 pupils at the ‘Little Dreams’ centre in Baniyas;
– socio-medical support for:
77 patients with chronic diseases, disabilities or mutilations and cancer treatment in Homs and Hama;
25 patients for dialysis, diabetes treatment and other chronic diseases;
21 patients for analyses, laboratory tests and radiology;
21 patients for surgery and hospitalisation;
450 patients for functional home physiotherapy.