Rehabilitation – Helping the Injured of Barrel Bombs
The Syrian regime has been notorious in disregarding UN resolutions prohibiting the use of barrel bombs due to their indiscriminate harm to the civilian population. Many men, women and children have been killed, injured or disabled due to these bombs.
The bombs are hurled from helicopters above the civilian population and land on homes, busy market places, farmlands and roads. Even hospitals and schools have been targeted. These barrel bombs are designed for maximum indiscriminate harm. Filled with nails, sharp objects and metal, on impact these objects are flung in every direction causing death and destruction to whatever and whoever lays in its path. Rockets fired from fighter jets are no less harmful to the civilians. The jets often target innocent children and women in their homes, schools and hospitals.
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The after effects of these bombing raids are life changing for the victims. Many of them have been moved out of Syria to neighbouring Turkey, Lebanon and Jordon. Crisis Aid has embarked upon these forgotten injured and disabled victims. In many cases, people’s livelihoods have also been affected. Disability, loss of limbs and other injuries makes them unable to provide for their families.
We cannot stop the bombing and we cannot stop the civilians being collateral damage but we can support and help in the rehabilitation of the survivors..
Crisis Aid is supporting four rehabilitation centres in a border town called Reyhanli. This town borders Syria and Turkey and is where many of the injured are taken. After their surgery if their life can be saved they need to undergo specialist rehabilitation to help them live a semi normal life. The rehabilitation centres have serious cash flow problems due to the lack of help from the UN and other funding sources. They are in serious need of financial help.