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Civil war in Syria

action medeor supplies local partner organizations with medicines and medical supplies.

action medeor supplies local partner organizations with medicines and medical supplies. © action medeor

Millions of people in Syria are in need of humanitarian aid. Since 2012, action medeor supplies life-saving drugs.

Since 2011, war and violence have prevailed in Syria

The ongoing violence in Syria has triggered one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. Meanwhile, 13.5 million Syrians need humanitarian aid, half of which are children. Since the beginning of the war, more and more Syrians have been fleeing violence in their country - almost five million people by February 2017. Most of them have sought shelter in the neighboring countries. Furthermore, more than six million people are internally displaced, which means they were forced to flee their homes and now are displaced within their home country.

Numbers of victims are rising

Over the last six years, the war has already claimed hundreds of thousands lives. In addition to people who have fallen victim to battles and attacks, the collapse of the medical infrastructure is causing many more victims. Many medical facilities were destroyed by the war and medicines often are not available. This persistently poor supply situation means that both victims of the armed conflicts and the chronically ill cannot adequately be treated.

More than 232 tons of medical supplies

Since the beginning of the war, action medeor has provided health care centers and hospitals with medicines and medical supplies. In the course of the war, humanitarian logistics in the war zone has become increasingly difficult and only possible in cooperation with local partners. Since 2012, action medeor has delivered 232 tons of medicines, medical supplies and equipment worth 2.5 million euros to healthcare facilities in Syria. The recipients of these deliveries were hospitals and health centers in Syria, for example in Homs, Idlib and Aleppo.