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Islamic Relief sends five ambulances inside Syria
18 October 2012
One of the ambulances sent to Syria
"Islamic Relief also plans to enlarge its aid efforts by supplying
different medical items such as drugs and hygiene kits for 30 hospitals
Islamic Relief has sent five fully-equipped ambulances to Syrian hospitals, in order to help improve medical care for the wounded and disabled. The ambulances arrived in an aid convoy donated by Islamic Relief Sweden.
The ambulances are equipped and loaded with medical supplies such as four electric wheelchairs for people with disabilities, six general wheelchairs, twenty walking aids, 125 crutches, a special lift for people with disabilities, clothes and medical supplies.
Islamic Relief was able to get the ambulances to areas where they are needed the most - to field hospitals in the countryside areas.
The convoy took ten days to reach Turkey starting from Sweden and taking the route through Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and then into Syria. The ambulances were driven by volunteers who came to Turkey especially for the convoy.
Islamic Relief would like thank all the volunteers and donors who contributed to this successful convoy and governments for facilitating the entry of the aid to reach Syria.
Up-scaled efforts inside Syria
The five ambulances are part of Islamic Relief’s efforts to provide much needed medical equipment and supplies inside Syria. Islamic Relief also plans to enlarge its aid efforts by supplying different medical items such as drugs and hygiene kits for 30 hospitals.
Other projects inside Syria include raising standards in a camp situated in the countryside where 6,000 displaced Syrians are residing. Another project is targeting 4300 Syrian families, providing food, non-food, hygiene and medical supplies. We continue to provide aid to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.