The living conditions of the Syrian refugees are horrible. For most of them, a simple tent is their only shelter. Access to medication or sanitary items is often not guaranteed. Photo: humedica
humedica supports Syria campaign
28 German organisations initiate “Stop. Don’t look away!”
There is hardly any other subject with such a large, obvious and painful discrepancy between the media attention on the one hand and the almost indifferent reception by politics and society on the other. Every day, German media report on the horrible situation in Syria, every day we assist the killing, suffering and misery and every day, the ignorance seems to increase.
Today, humedica and 27 other organisations take a stand and urge to act: “Stop. don’t look away!”
A few key data are sufficient to demonstrate the dimension of this tragedy and the necessity to help and intervene: An estimated 80.000 people have lost their lives, about 400.000 have been injured or seriously injured. 8 millions of Syrians are in need of humanitarian aid, half of them are children. Due to the brutal conflict, 125 babies are born into a life as refugees each day.
“The situation has been alarming for months”, says humedica managing director Wolfgang Groß. “Like many other organisations, humedica has been seeking to mobilise specific support for Syrian external refugees for some time now and has already provided precious aid in Syria itself. Our aid must continue and this is why we need specific donations. At the same time, we must raise our voices to express solidarity and call for an end to this intolerable conflict!”
The organisations involved have launched several virtual campaigns to draw attention to the dramatic situation in Syria. “Our website will be black today and, at the same time, the visitors will get an idea of the current situation through a film”, Wolfgang Groß explains. “Apart from that, several campaigns are running on social media like Facebook.”
The declared goal of this campaign is to raise new awareness of the suffering in Syria among the German population and to generate support for the various projects run by the organisations involved. At the same time, the common voice raised today should certainly be heard in political Berlin as well and act as a reminder of this important issue.
humedica kindly asks you to make a donation to support our ongoing aid efforts in Syria using the following account:
humedica e. V.
Reference “Syrian Refugees”
Account 47 47
Bank Code 734 500 00
SWIFT-Code: BYLA DE M1 KFB