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Noor, walking her way back to life! 24/04/24

Noor, aged 3, is a survivor of the earthquake that struck Turkey and north-west Syria in February 2023. HI is accompanying this vivacious and resilient little girl on the way to her refound life.

  • Syria

“I want people to be aware of the risk of putting civilians in the middle of war” 17/04/24

Marwa is living in Germany. She fled the conflict in Syria where she was injured and is now using a wheelchair. She tells how she has coped with her disability.

  • Syria

Syria: An endless humanitarian crisis 11/03/24

After 13 years of armed conflict, the humanitarian situation in Syria continues to deteriorate. Country Director Myriam Abord-Hugon paints a bleak picture.

  • Syria

HI clears a hidden bomb factory in Raqqa 08/02/24

A resident contacted HI about what appeared to be an abandoned bomb factory in his basement. We cleared the location of multiple explosive devices.

  • Syria

Syria: "1 year after the earthquake, I feel almost as good as I did before" 08/02/24

In Syria, the survivors of the powerful earthquakes that hit the country on 6 February 2023 are still receiving rehabilitation and psychological support from HI's partners.

  • Syria

Syria: One year after the earthquake, Suzan is trying to get her life back 01/02/24

Suzan’s life was turned upside down by the earthquake that hit northwest Syria on 6 February 2023. HI and its partners helped her get through.

  • Syria

Syria: One year after the earthquake, Rawan is walking again 01/02/24

A terrible earthquake hit northwest Syria on 6 February, 2023. 12 year-old Rawan remained trapped under rubble for 6 hours. Her legs were crushed.

  • Syria

Syria: one year after the earthquake, Sondus has got her life back 31/01/24

Sondus was 8 years old when a massive earthquake struck northwest Syria. A traumatic experience for this little girl who was badly injured and lost a sister and her mother. HI and its partners have been supporting her.

  • Syria

Raqqa: HI demines a river to enable the reconstruction of a vital bridge 18/10/23

HI underwater mine-clearance experts have cleared part of the Euphrates river and to allow a bridge that is important for the economy of Raqqa city to be rebuilt.

  • Syria

My first steps in five years 28/09/23

Abed lost both of his legs in a mine accident in 2018 in Syria. Access to HI rehabilitation services has changed his life.

  • Syria

HI cleans up sulphur used to produce explosive devices 19/09/23

In Syria, near Raqqa, HI’s clearance team has cleaned up piles of sulphur, a chemical used to produce explosive devices.

  • Syria

“6 months after the earthquake our patients are like part of the family” 31/07/23

Salahedin is the director of Aqrabat hospital, HI’s partner in north-west Syria. His hospital has treated more than 1,500 earthquake survivors.

  • Syria

Rema fitted with a prosthesis six months after being injured in an earthquake 31/07/23

On 6 February, Rema was trapped under the rubble of her home. Found alive after thirty hours, doctors had to amputate her leg. She talked to us about her experience.

  • Syria

Safety messages in the wake of the earthquake 20/07/23

HI teaches people how to protect themselves during an earthquake and aftershocks and from the large quantities of explosive ordnance littering the region.

  • Syria

Thanks to HI, Israa, 6 years old, is walking again 05/07/23

Israa was seriously injured in the earthquake on 6 February. Physiotherapy and psychological support have helped her recover.

  • Syria