Progress Update: What we've achieved

Crisis in Syria: a tragedy on an unimaginable scale

Syria has witnessed some of the worst atrocities of recent times. The conflict has left thousands dead and millions displaced. Almost 100,000 Syrian people have died in a short space of time (UN).

It is estimated that over 1 million people now live in refugee camps in neighbouring countries with no access to water, healthcare and very little food. The conditions in the camps are becoming worse as more flee the violence. With the help of our partners in Syria we have been able to respond rapidly to the need of the refugees.

Progress to date:

  • - Distributed over 4,200 tonnes of bread flour inside Syria so far feeding around 4-10 million people (more distributions planned on a monthly basis).
  • - Provided new equipment at the field hospital in Bab al Hawwa.
  • - Provided family survival packs to refugees in Maghdooshe & Tanboreet Lebanon.
  • - Distributed 500 clothing kits to Syrian refugees In Palestinian refugee Camps.
  • - Providing medical aid to Syrian refugees in Northern Lebanon.
  • - Provided 40 solid shelters for families in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan.
  • - Provided regular emergency relief to Palestinian refugees in Syria who fled to Jordan in Cyber City centre.
  • - Delivered 1,250 food baskets to families in Darayya, Syria.
  • - Run Jeel Al Huriyyah School in Qah IDP camp in Syria.
  • - Distributed 7,000 hygiene and baby packs inside Syria.

 

Poverty in Bangladesh

A huge percentage of the population of Bangladesh live below the poverty line and has one of the largest child mortality rates in the world with more than 32% of children dying before the age of 5.

With the help of our supporters we were able to respond quickly when cyclone Sidr hit in 2007 and provide people with life saving shelter, food and medication. Our other programmes in Bangladesh include livelihood projects where we provide families with goats, buffaloes, honey bee farms and agricultural tools.

Alongside these programmes we also have educational projects where we support university students and orphans to realise their dreams and lead themselves out of poverty.

 

Natural disasters in Pakistan

In recent years Pakistan has been devastated by natural disasters which killed thousands of people and left millions more without food and shelter and exposed to the threat of water borne diseases.

We were able to respond quickly to the floods and provide life saving shelter, food and medicine to vulnerable people. Our other work in Pakistan includes livelihood projects where we provide families with goats, buffaloes, honeybee farms and agricultural tools. Alongside these programmes we also have educational projects where we support university students and orphans to realise their dreams and lead themselves out of poverty.

 

Mali: A country starved by drought, scarred by war

According to UN figures, approximately 475,000 people have been displaced and 175,000 have fled Mali to neighbouring countries where they now live without adequate food and shelter. The main issues facing these vulnerable refugees are food shortages and lack of medication.

There has been an outbreak of deadly cholera in the refugee camps and it is estimated that 1.4 million people need immediate attention with food, medication and shelter.

Progress to date:

  • - Hot meals for over 800 displaced families
  • - Healthcare. There was marked improvement in the health and nutrition of beneficiaries – particularly the children.
  • - Sourced food locally which boosted the local economy
  • - Eased the burden on the host community who are already struggling with lack of food availability.
  • - Although we have been able to help hundreds of families there are thousands who still desperately need our help.

 

Palestine: Our progress so far

During the indiscriminate bombing in Gaza in November 2012, much of the infrastructure was bombed. Unfortunately, the main bridge in the coastal valley was destroyed.

This bridge is a lifeline for the strip, as it connects the north to south of Gaza. It was essential for the transport of food, medical supplies and water, as well as items that were so desperately needed during the siege and its aftermath.

People were not able to go to work and children were restricted from going to school. The destruction of the bridge also damaged pipelines and water supplies, so as a result of this, 20,000 people haven’t had access to clean water since November. In order to facilitate the recovery of Gaza, rebuilding this bridge was essential. We at Human Appeal took on this task. Now the Wadi Gaza bridge has been rebuilt, thanks to the hard work of our staff and the generous donations we received from our supporters.

10,000 cars a day pass over the reconstructed bridge and a total of 60,000 people can use it to get to work, school and have the basic freedom to move around. Human Appeal also helps those in need with food packs, temporary shelter, orphan sponsorships and surgical aid.