QC Distributes 8 Ambulances to Hospitals inside Syria
Mr. Ibrahim Ali Abdullah, QC’s Director of Relief Department, said, “This project helps save the lives of so many injured and the lives of patients suffering from critical conditions. The ambulances are to provide first aid and to transport the patients to nearby hospitals. However, Syria is suffering from the lack of first aid services, primary health care, and surgeries. The infrastructure of the health field is falling apart! There is also a huge shortage in medical supplies, and medications inside Syria.”
QC distributed ambulances (Hyundai closed Van) to the field hospitals, and charity aid stations in many governorates. It distributed two vans to Al-Ghab plain in Hama’s countryside, two to Aleppo and its countryside, two to Idleb and its countryside, one to Jisr Al-Shughur, and one to the countryside of Lattakia. The project was implemented at a cost of 300,000 QR.
2,000 Benefiting Families:
In the same time QC implemented this project, along with other water and formation relief projects, it sprayed with pesticides a number of the Syrian refugee camps in Arsal, along the Lebanon-Syria border. It was after the temperature rose above its natural average and after the increase of insects’ bites due to the opening of manholes and their exposure to air near the camps. The project was implemented to avoid any diseases which could turn to epidemics because the refugees do not regularly check the manholes.
This initiative was carried out by QC and its associate Union of Relief and Development Associations in Lebanon. 19 camps (13 in Arsal and 6 nearby ones), where almost 2,000 families live, benefited from this project. The pesticides were sprayed on the manholes, where insects and reptiles were concentrated and where garbage was stationed. The results of this initiative were very satisfactory.
QC pays great attention to the relief of the Syrian people, whether the displaced inside or the refugees outside. 4,200,000 people benefited from QC’s projects which were implemented from April 2011 until last January (2015) at a cost of 205,000,000 QR. Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, QC’s projects included different fields: education, health, food, and shelter. 59% of these aids were sent to inside Syria at a cost of 121,200,000 QR, while the remaining percentage was sent to the refugees in the neighboring countries. 13% of the aids (i.e. 26,889,000 QR) were sent to Jordan, 17% (i.e. 34,660,000 QR) were sent to Lebanon, 9% (i.e. 19,000,000 QR were sent to Turkey, and 2% (i.e. 3,293,000 QR) were sent to Iraq and other places where Syrians took refuge.
QC implemented a number of development and relief projects to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon and inside Syria at a cost of 14,000,000 QR (around 3,900,000 USD).
Such as l’nodamed Al-Jerah (Let’s Treat our Wounds) project: the project cost 355,000 USD, and aimed at helping support field hospitals inside Syria, Damascus countryside in specific.
Al-Sondoq Al-Tebbi (the Medical Box) project: it cost 1,200,000 USD and covered all the Lebanese territories. It sponsors the patients’ and injured surgeries whether partly or fully.
Lamset Shifa’ (Healing Touch) project: This project cost 130,000 USD. It sponsored Akkar Health Center in Al-Abda which receives the injured from inside Syria living by the Lebanese border, or living in Lebanon.
Kafalat Al-Jarha (The Injured Sponsorship) project in 24 Health Center: It was implemented in Tripoli at a cost of 190,000 USD.
The Support of the Injured and Affected project: this project was implemented in Beirut, Akkar, Tripoli, Aramoun, and Bechamoun at a cost of 250,000 USD. It and equipped and operated ambulance stations in 5 areas. It included the paramedics, ambulances, and medical devices and essentials.
It is worth mentioning that by the end of last year, QC signed a strategic, universal partnership with International Medical Corps and Qatar Foundation International. This would help amplify their capabilities to reach all the territories, worldwide, which most need aid. It would specially help the conflict-affected people in Syria, and offer health care to the displaced Syrian children who have been striving to save their lives. They strive to live because there aren’t any ordinary services available, nor is there any health care provided. In addition, the residential areas are crowded with people due to the displacement of many, and due to the damages which happened to drinking water infrastructure and the sewage system.