The war in Syria has left 13.4 million people in need of humanitarian protection in the country.
The Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) said on Monday that it aims to provide medical assistance to 5,9000 internally displaced Syrians in northern Syria on a monthly basis.
The organization said its Zouf Health Center receives at least 2,300 visitors per month while the Kafr Jales health center receives another 3,600. QRCS also deploys mobile medical clinics to provide health care to remote and inaccessible camps.
#QRCS supports 2 health centers to provide medical services to 5,900 patients per month from residents of IDP camps in the north #Syria & deploys a mobile medical clinic to provide primary health care in remote and inaccessible camps pic.twitter.com/YS7D0TqkZ2
— الهلال الأحمر القطري (@QRCS) April 11, 2022
Health facilities provide ambulance services, outpatient clinics, lab tests and free medicines.
The clinics are part of QRCS’ efforts to support Syrian refugees and those who have been internally displaced by the ongoing war in Syria under the regime of Bashar Al-Assad.
According to UNthere are at least 5,721,883 registered Syrian refugees who have been forced to leave their homeland due to the ongoing war in Syria since 2011. The war has also displaced 6.7 million people inside the country.
Monday, QRCS deployed water tankers to Al-Bab IDP camps in northern Syria and surrounding areas. The initiative aims to purify and provide daily 20 to 30 liters of drinking water to 14,000 people.
The Qatari organization has also built a village in northern Syria to provide safe shelter for the region’s displaced population. Consisting of 36 apartments, the village includes water supply, electricity and sewage services.
The project is also creating 100 employment opportunities for people displaced to the site.
QRCS is currently working on three construction projects that would establish 1,116 housing units. A total of 208 homes have already been built in the past two years in Al-Bab.
At least 1,1,000 homes under five projects in Idlib have been completed in the past five years.
In January, QRCS announced the completion of “Umran City” in Al-Bab, providing suitable housing for families who have been selected based on their needs.
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“Some of my children were surprised to see a concrete house,” Abo Mohamed, one of the beneficiaries, told QRCS during the inauguration of the accommodation.
“They were born and raised in tents. They had no idea what a wall, door or window is. They didn’t know how to use light switches or water taps.
The town consists of 92 apartments which include electricity, water and sewage infrastructure. The first phase of the project was completed in 2019, providing 116 apartments for over 1,200 people.
The war in Syria has left 13.4 million people in need of humanitarian protection in the country as generations grow up in refugee camps.
Turkey is the largest host of Syrian refugees, where more than 3.6 million people are currently hosted.
Jordan hosts more than 660,000 Syrian refugees, at least 80% of whom live outside camps, while 128,000 live in refugee camps, including Za’atari and Al-Azraq. Nearly 80% of Syrian refugees in Jordan lived on $3 a day, below the national poverty line.
Qatar has repeatedly called for the need to reach a political resolution in Syria while refusing to normalize with the Assad regime for its crimes against humanity.
the UN said last month that more than 100,000 Syrians are missing or have been forcibly disappeared. The country’s poverty rate has reached 90%, with 14.6 million people currently dependent on humanitarian aid.