2012 SYRIAN CRISIS RELIEF – AL ZAHRAA HOSPITAL IN TRIPOLI LEBANON
When the people of Syria began peacefully protesting in March 2011, the Syrian government responded with violence and civilian casualties. To date, there have been 42,750 civilian arrests, 94,300 reported injuries and 11,000 documented casualties.
As the government crackdown continues, Syrians have fled to neighboring countries to settle temporarily. About 42,000 refugees have fled to Jordan, 24,000 more are in Turkey and 9,000 Syrian refugees can be found in Lebanon.
ZF has been able to provide medical care to Syrian refugees in Lebanon at Al Zahraa Hospital in Tripoli. This video shows footage of some of our work at Al Zahraa Hospital.
Doctor: If there is a way to get the equipment that will help in do much complicated operations, we will be able to handle more cases. Government hospital is very crowded and has a very long waiting list.
Ghaleb: How many Syrian patients do you have?
Doctor: We have 57 Syrian wounded.
Ghaleb: What happened to you?
Patient: I went to purchase bread from the next village and along the way I felt a blast.
Ghaleb: How is it in Syria.
Patient: Honestly, it’s very bad.
Ghaleb: What do you request?
Patient: Extremity or surgery [for the limbs that were removed].
Ghaleb: You are from Tal Kalakh, right?
Ghaleb: How is it going in Tal Kalakh?
Patient: Very Bad.
Ghaleb is writing a check to the hospital for $16,000 on March 24, 2012. The money covers funding for the 57 Syrian wounded in Al Zahra Hospital in Tripoli, Lebanon.