Please take a few moments to read about a very worthwhile and important project that you may be interested to hear about.
As you will be aware, the situation in Syria has deteriorated into a tragic humanitarian crisis with over 25,000 people killed during the past year-and-a-half.
A few Syrian doctors from Manchester have recently entered Syria and managed to distribute 500 Medical Emergency Bags to the Aleppo and Idleb areas. These are areas in which hundreds of Syrians both adults and children, are dying everyday as a result of bombing and military action.
These bags are crucial for saving the lives of victims of the ongoing violence affecting Syria and its people. They contain advanced equipment to allow rescuers to deal with immediate life-threatening injuries before the casualty is transferred to hospital. Each bag contains items that would help control bleeding from bullet and shrapnel wounds to the limbs and the trunk, splints to stabilize broken bones, and treatments that would generally support the injured victims until they can be taken to hospital.
The idea came about when UK-based Syrian doctors realized that casualties are dying unnecessarily because of delays in getting them to hospitals. The lack of the necessary immediate medical care was identified as a significant cause of preventable death in these casualties, and it was noted that simple measures using certain advanced equipment can prevent those unnecessary deaths. Those doctors worked tirelessly to put these bags together, and devised the necessary courses to train rescuers to use them.
These doctors are planning to return to Syria in 3 weeks’ time and we are hoping to collect donations to take as many of these bags with them as possible. Each of these bags costs £45, and is enough to treat one injured person. Forty-five Pounds can save a life. As the violence escalates, and as the humanitarian crisis deepens, the need for those Emergency Medical Bags is more crucial than ever.
Syria Relief urge you to help the Syrian people by making a donation to fund one, two, three, or whatever number you can. Of course, you can donate any amount even if it is less than £45. Every penny donated to this campaign will go towards funding Emergency Medical Bags.
The deadline for donation is 7th October 2012. Hurry up!..
£45 Can Save a Life