Progress Update: What our donors have helped us to get done
Crisis in Syria
Syria has witnessed some of the worst atrocities of recent times. The conflict has left hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced.
Over 4 million people now live in refugee camps in neighbouring countries with restricted access to water, healthcare and very little food. The conditions in the camps are becoming worse as more flee the violence. We have been responding to the need of the refugees and internally displaced people.
Progress to date:
- Distributed over 18,000 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.
- Established and run a Women and Babies Hospital in Northern Syria.
- Provided family survival packs to tens of thousands of refugees in 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.
- Established schools for Syrian refugees on Turkey border
Palestine: our progress
During the conflicts in Gaza in 2012 and again in 2014, much of the infrastructure was severely damaged. 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.
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.
We are responding to the food crisis in Eastern Africa which threatens the lives of millions. We have established both emergency and sustainability teams in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Somalia who deliver emergency food aid, as well as water and hygiene programmes