The poorest people with disability urgently need your support.
As the situation in Syria worsens, one person is fleeing for their life across Syria’s borders every 15 seconds.
The facts are shocking and amidst the chaos, it’s people with disabilities – the poorest people and the most vulnerable – who desperately need our support.
We know that in times of emergency, people with disabilities are often the first to be forgotten and the last to receive help. The vulnerability of children with disabilities is often intensified by the loss of family members or carers, loss of assistive devices, lack of medication or health care and the inaccessibility of emergency services.
CBM is working together with our partner in Jordan right now to distribute urgent relief in the largest Syrian refugee camp, Za’atari. The camp is reaching breaking point as aid workers struggle to cope with the demand and without help, people with disabilities face having their needs go unmet as everyone struggles with day-to-day basics.
The most vulnerable people with disabilities urgently need your help.
An aerial view shows the Zaatari refugee camp, near the Jordanian city of Mafraq.
The people of Syria began protesting against President Bashar al-Assad in 2011- but Assad’s refusal to step down caused conflict between his supporters and Syrians fighting for democracy.
The conflict has lasted more than two years and killed over 93,000 people.
Over 2 million Syrian refugees have now fled the country – and more than half of those are children. In neighbouring countries there is desperate need for basic emergency aid like food, blankets, clean water and shelter.
Every day, 5000 men, women, and children flee for their lives.
We must act NOW.
They have lost almost everything: friends and family members who are dead or missing, their homes, and their possessions. They often forgo basic needs like food, clean water and shelter – risking their lives.
And when they finally arrive at a refugee camp, after days of struggling through the desert, they are scared, hungry and exhausted.
They urgently need our help to survive.
Syrian refugees, fleeing the violence in their country.
Your emergency gift today will help CBM:
- Ensure people with disabilities have access to free medical support, including medical screening and specialised rehabilitation.
- Make sure people with disabilities receive mobility and assistive devices such as wheelchairs, hearing aids and glasses.
- Provide vital trained health staff in the refugee camp to deliver medical and rehabilitation services.
- Develop self-help groups for people with disabilities
- Protect children and raise awareness for families with children with disabilities.
Syria conflict facts:
- Over two million people have now fled the conflict in Syria – over half are children.
- Almost 5000 Syrians every day are fleeing into neighbouring countries
- More than six million people have been forced to flee their homes
- Every day, an average of eight children are born as refugees in Za’atari, the largest camp of the Syrian crisis
- More people in Syria are now forcibly displaced than in any other country
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Give an Emergency gift now
Your compassionate action today will provide vital support to Syrian refugees with disabilities. Donate online now or free call 1800 678 069 to give to this crisis.