SYRIA

As the conflict in Syria enters its fifth year, a political solution is still to be found. Over 200,000 people have been killed and over one million injured. More than half of all Syrians have been forced to leave their homes, often multiple times, making Syria the largest displacement crisis globally. At present, all indicators suggest that in 2015, displacement as well as the humanitarian and protection needs of civilians will continue to grow.

According to the UNHCR, over 3 million have fled to Syria’s immediate neighbors Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

Syria Emergency Response

Four years after the outbreak of the Syria conflict, UMR continues to assist Syrian refugees and Syrians trapped by the violence inside the country. We provide medical and other critical aid, such as food aid, winter packs, and hygiene packs.

UMR is currently providing support to Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Syria.

Healthcare

In the last 12 months we have sent three medical containers into Syria and one to Jordan to assist Syrian refugees. As well as sending medicine to tackle chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, we supply healthcare centers with essential medical supplies including syringes, aluminum canes, crutches, hip arthroscopy kits, oxygen masks and surgical packs. Over 100,000 Syrians have benefited from these shipments.

Dental Clinic

The provision of free dental care is a vital service inside Syria, especially for children. UMR is funding the running of a dental clinic in Huraytan, a town in northern Syria, just northwest of Aleppo. So far hundreds of dental procedures have been performed.

Global health statistics paint a bleak picture because of the lack of access to quality dental care and poor oral health education available in developing and poor countries. Oral disease is the most common non-communicable disease and the impact it has is significant in terms of pain and suffering related to impaired oral function (eating, speech disorders) and chronic toothache resulting in a low quality of life.

Food Aid

UMR provides essential food aid to thousands of Syrians facing food insecurity. We support widows, orphans and elderly beneficiaries with food packs both in Ramadan and throughout the year.

Food Aid

UMR provides essential food aid to thousands of Syrians facing food insecurity. We support widows, orphans and elderly beneficiaries with food packs both in Ramadan and throughout the year.

Winter Relief

The winter of 2014/15 was one of the worst to hit the Middle-East in the last century. Severe snowstorms hit the entire region affecting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. UMR dispatched teams to Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey to deliver much needed, fuel, heathers, blankets and cloths to help over 15,000 refugees survive the bitter cold.

For the second year in a row, UMR united churches and mosques throughout Fairfax County in Northern Virginia to set an example of unity as they came together to help lead a blanket drive for Syrian Refugees.

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