Gift of the Givers Al Hilal Hospital Attacked in Syria

For the first time since its inception in September 2015, Gift of the Givers Al Hilal Hospital came under attack one hour ago in Syria.  It was a drone attack that struck 100m away from the hospital.  Fortunately, there was no damage and no injuries.  Gift of the Givers Ar Rahma Hospital has been targeted many times since its opening in January 2013 with bombs falling behind, on the side and above the hospital.  In May 2015, the windows and doors were blown away.  We repaired the damage and further upgraded the hospital.

With the continuous targeting of hospitals, medical facilities and civilians by both Assad's and Russia's planes the number of casualties attending Ar Rahma and Al Hilal Hospital has increased exponentially.  With the relentless attack on medical facilities even in recent days and the further destruction of almost all medical facilities in North Syria, Gift of the Givers two hospitals have virtually become the primary facilities for life saving and healing in the region.  This necessitated further expansion and Ar Rahma opened a new wing on Friday, 29 July 2016 (details to follow).  We are under no illusion that further attacks are going to follow on both our hospitals.  The medical teams serve with absolute dedication and commitment knowing full well that they are at extremely high risk.  Many of the medical personnel have come from other medical facilities that were totally bombed and now are serving at our hospitals.

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Rocket Strike in Darkoush

Rocket Strike in Darkoush

We received the tragic news a short while ago that the residential area of Darkoush was struck by two rockets from an aircraft.  Multiple homes were destroyed; 22 women and children died instantly, 50 casualties were taken to the Gift of the Givers Ar Rahma Hospital which is 300-400m in the same straight line as the destroyed homes. The hospital Casualty section is in chaos (see video). 

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Suffering in Syria Escalates

Suffering in Syria Escalates

There is no safe place in Syria as village after village burns, civilians flee in their thousands, casualties multiply and the death toll increases exponentially.  Destroyed neighborhoods, charred bodies, decimated families, orphans and widows everywhere.  Tears have run dry, suffering knows no end; emotional, psychological and physical trauma having impacted on millions as an entire

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Syrian Refugees in Europe

Syrian Refugees in Europe

The heartbreaking picture of the Syrian child on the beach has whipped up emotions worldwide.  Thank you to all for your compassionate response.  The reality is that this tragedy has been unfolding since March 2011 and ever increasing in intensity to the present.  The greatest tragedy however, is INSIDE Syria, not only because of the millions of internally displaced civilians but

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Syria War: Mother and Child Unite After Three Years

We feel very emotional and very blessed today.  At 5 am the atmosphere was charged with emotion, it was heart rendering and tear jerking when a 9 year old Syrian child stepped off a Turkish Airlines plane, entered Istanbul Airport and was embraced by her mother for the first time in three years.  The family endured three years of painful separation, the child sobbing all that time having

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Gift of the Givers Syria Hospital on iTV Today

It has been just under two years now that Gift of the Givers took a medical and media team to Syria to assist and witness the hardship of the civilians of that war ravaged country.  Dr Ahmad Ghandour, Gift of the Givers Syria Project Manager and Head of the Gift of the Givers Al Rahmah Hospital (Mercy to All) will feature on iTV, DSTV Channel 347, at 20h30 on Health Matters tonight, 3 March

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Baby Food Distribution

Baby Food Distribution
Between July and August 2014, Gift of the Givers distributed baby food to infants and toddlers. Each child received 4 boxes with a total of 24 000 boxes distributed within camps in the Idleb and Aleppo suburbs.
 
Total Project Value: R346 500.00
 
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Syria and Yemen Relief

Syria and Yemen Relief

We are faced by massive challenges on two fronts affecting almost 40 million people collectively in Syria and Yemen.  The tragedy of refugees pouring into Europe is but a manifestation of a greater catastrophe within Syria.  Gift of the Givers is focusing its support INSIDE area by providing life saving medical care through two hospitals that we have established.  Food, clothing,

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Gift of the Givers Opens Second Hospital in Syria

Gift of the Givers Opens Second Hospital in Syria

The exodus of millions of Syrians seeking refugee status in Europe and elsewhere is indicative of a major catastrophe inside Syria.  Gift of the Givers medical teams have been a witness to the pain, suffering, extensive injuries and deaths of thousands inside Syria.  Our response was to set up an emergency hospital in Darkoush in January 2013 within 70 days.

The popularity of the hospital

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Gift of the Givers Hospital Inundated After Liberation of Idlib City

Gift of the Givers Hospital Inundated After Liberation of Idlib City

The expansion of the Gift of the Givers Ar Rahmah Hospital (Mercy) in Darkoush, North Syria, couldn't have come at a more opportune time in endeavouring to reduce suffering and save human life in war ravaged Syria.  The liberation of Idlib City from Assad's forces in the past five days is a case in point.  The Gift of the Givers Hospital has been inundated with casualties from Idlib

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Syria Report Back

Syria Report Back
Like the Darkoush Hospital Facebook page and remain up to date with current activities and daily operations at the hospital. WARNING! Page contains extremely sensitive images.
 
We have made a significant intervention in Darkoush, Idlib region, North Syria by establishing the South African Hospital, equipping it fully, supplying all the necessary medical sundries and expanding the team of local
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