Northeast Syria: 3 new Covid-19 wards open
War, the Turkish occupation, the pandemic and geopolitical meddling with the lives of millions of people: Syria is facing these new challenges on top of the devastation left by the war which has been raging incessantly since 15th March 2011.
The failure to extend the UN resolution 2504 which for 6 years had ensured a humanitarian aid corridor for Northeast Syria, is hindering access to food and medicine for 3 million people.
We have been active in Northeast Syria since 2015, working together with our local partners to support the local healthcare system, guarantee treatment and medicine for all men and women in the Kurdish Red Crescent clinics.
From the very start of the Covid-19 crisis, we have been working on prevention awareness campaigns and helping local doctors cope with this massive pandemic.
We are very proud of the 3 Covid-19 wards we have established with the Kurdish Red Crescent in the hospitals of Derek and Tabqa, as well as in a converted school in Mambij. We are currently working on a fourth ward in Mambij hospital.
So far, we have provided a total of 195 beds for moderately or seriously ill patients, where before there were none.
But there is still a lot of work to be done.
Which is why we are launching an appeal for funds, to expand this project, so that nobody is left behind.