It is estimated that 25% of casualties in Syria are due to non-fatal injuries that simply don’t have enough medical supplies and equipment to help heal them. If we do a simple mathematical estimation by taking the number of casualties in Syria so far (300K+) and multiply that by 25%, we get 75,000. This is the estimated number of people who have lost their lives due to lack of sufficient medical supplies. This is the number of lives that could have been saved.
A group of volunteers launched an operation in British Columbia in an attempt to help meet the medical relief need. The group has been working tirelessly since the beginning of the crisis in Syria. So far, they have managed to ship 9 full containers of medical relief from BC. Currently, they are working on the 10th container.
Riam Al-Safadi, the Project Manager in BC, had a few interviews with different media outlets. Here is the latest on (September 4th, 2015) on Global TV:
There are many ways to help with the medical relief effort for Syria. The following are some ways you can contribute, whether you are a medical professional or non-medical indvidiual:
- Donate medical supplies, equipment and unexpired medication.
- Sponsor urgent medical aid to be send to Syria.
- Partner to fund salaries of war-zone medical workers.
If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact the Riam El-Safadi at firstname.lastname@example.org.