According to medical personnel and paramedics in the East Ghouta area near Damascus, Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) was the first organization to rush treatment and medications to victims of the chemical weapons attack that hit the area on August 21. The immediate treatment saved dozens of lives.
In the neighborhoods of Hamoreye, Mliha, Harsta, Zamalka, Jobar and Douma, 1,800 people have received treatment for chemical weapons exposure with hydrocortisone, adrenaline, serum and other medicines supplied by ZF.
The severity of injury from the chemical attack ranged from mild, in which patients required only one or two injections of adrenaline, to life-threatening. The worst cases required lifesaving injections of medications into the heart muscle and extensive follow-up care with anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medicines.
ZF will continue supplying medications and first aid supplies within Syria, particularly to the front lines, where, in spite of the hardships and dangers they face, ZF’s Syria team and local doctors are committed to the ongoing care of all affected by the conflict.
ZF has provided millions of dollars in humanitarian aid to Syria since the violence erupted in 2011. Syrian refugees and internally displaced people have received medicines, food, shelter, aid for orphans and widows and a variety of other kinds of assistance as the needs have changed from day to day and month to month.
Although the Syrian people are suffering terribly as their country continues to be rocked by the horrors of war, by donating to ZF Syrian relief, you can bring a ray of hope and comfort to those who desperately need it.