“and if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.”
The north of Syria is considered the most densely populated Syrian region after the displacement of many residents of other cities to it. With the high rates of displacement and the deteriorating economic situation, approximately 6.2 million Syrians suffer from forced displacement and a lack of primary resources for life. According to a report prepared by the United Nations, more than 90% of the Syrian population lives below the poverty line, and the Syrian pound keeps depreciating against the US dollar, the prices of medicines in Syria have increased by nearly 500%. Therefore, purchasing medicines became a dream that burdens exhausted families. Proceeding from the urgent need for medical support and treatment in northern Syria, Umutevi Charity has launched, since the beginning of 2020, a medical support project for people with chronic diseases.
About the Project
The project serves dozens of patients and chronically ill people who need high-cost medicine or medical equipment in the northern countryside of Aleppo every month. To secure their monthly needs of medicines for diseases such as blood pressure, diabetes, and others, the association tried to cover a large segment of displaced families who live in difficult conditions considering the economic crisis in northern Syria. This means easing one of the heavy burdens facing them and giving them more hope that they have lost.
During the project, more than 35 patients were supported by obtaining the necessary medication free of charge after coordination with an approved pharmacy in the city of al-Bab in the northern countryside of Aleppo. The medical support project is considered one of the ongoing projects from the first day of the association until this day. The importance of this type of project is because of the growing need of the people there who suffer tragic situations and challenging life conditions.
Annual summer camps are also held, which include sports, recreational and cultural activities. Discussion sessions took part in the summer camps as well.