As the Syrian civil war rages on, Direct Relief is helping victims and refugees with medical aid in Syria and beyond.
Direct Relief has been directly involved in Syria since 2011, when the war began.
“People are caught in the crossfire literally of history and we are doing everything we can to help,” said Thomas Tighe, CEO and President of Direct Relief.
The non-profit can’t get into Aleppo directly because of the danger.
“We are in touch with people, not in Aleppo, but in surrounding areas. We are constantly arranging the next iteration of support,” Tighe said.
Through partnerships, Direct Relief is able to distribute medicines and supplies into Syria, including a large donation of antibiotics for hospitals and clinics. Emergency health kits are also being prepared.
Direct Relief is also helping to improve the lives of Syrian refugees who have fled to Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.
To learn more about Direct Relief’s efforts or to donate, click here.