Hand In Hand for Syria

Hand In Hand for Syria is one of the few organisations that directly provides aid on the ground in Syria. It was set up very soon after the conflict began which was in 2011, and therefore was the organisation to take humanitarian aid into Syria. It is one of my favourites organisations because according to … Continue reading Hand In Hand for Syria

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The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

For over half a century, UNHCR has helped to save, protect and rebuild the lives of millions of people — refugees, returnees, stateless people, the internally displaced and asylum-seekers. UNHCR: "During times of displacement, we provide critical emergency assistance in the form of clean water, sanitation and healthcare, as well as shelter, blankets, household goods and sometimes food. We also … Continue reading The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR)

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders (or Medecins Sans Frontieres), a non-governmental humanitarian aid organization that started in the early 1970s, delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. DWB/MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation. MSF medical teams often witness violence and neglect … Continue reading Doctors Without Borders

The International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross – a worldwide, neutral organisation that helps those affected by conflict or war – partners with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent – an independent humanitarian organisation based in Damascus – to provide aid and relief in Syria. ICRC: "But the scale of the crisis is greater than anything we have faced … Continue reading The International Committee of the Red Cross