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, blankets and baby milk powder are also distributed on a regular basis.  All these items including the medical supplies are purchased in Turkey.  We thank you for your continuous cash contributions towards this purpose.  We average 12000 patients per month.

In Yemen a massive tragedy has been unfolding since March 2015.  In excess of 13 million people are malnourished.  Food, water, fuel and medical care has been severely compromised.  Gift of the Givers teams have been distributing aid under very challenging and dangerous circumstances due to the widespread bombardment and fighting in nine regions.  Our delivery vehicle has been converted into a water truck as provision of water has become paramount.  Our supplies have been dwindling rapidly in our warehouses in Aden and Hodaidah and replenishment has been impossible as all ports of entry into the country were sealed off.  By the Grace of the Almighty the Port of Aden has just opened.  Gift of the Givers is putting together an initial humanitarian aid package of 300 tons of supplies to be dispatched within the next 10 days.  These include a range of food items, medical supplies, new clothing, new shoes, blankets, hygiene packs and biscuits.

A substantial number of Syrian refugees in Yemen are also recipients of our aid.  That assistance will continue to them with this new shipment.  Other recipients include Somalis, Ethiopians and Iraqis.  As per public request, items in kind are acceptable; food must be non-perishable, blankets and clothing must be new, sanitary pads and diapers must be of decent quality.  No bottled water will be accepted as damages are substantial in transport.  Water will be purchased in Yemen and distributed by our teams to those parts of Yemen that are accessible.  Winter in both countries is two months away.  The cold aggravates an already dire situation.  Cash contributions to Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account No. 052278611, Branch Code 057525.  Please fax or email deposit slip with full contact details for acknowledgement purposes.  Items in kind can be delivered to our offices in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Johannesburg, Bramley, Lenasia and Cape Town.  Please note that with cash contributions we have the buying power to purchase more items at a lower price.  Details toll free on 0800786911.

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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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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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Massive Car Bomb Explodes; Gift of the Givers Hospital Inundated

Massive Car Bomb Explodes; Gift of the Givers Hospital Inundated

News just in from Syria from our representatives state that a massive car bomb was detonated in Darkoush City around 9am today in the market place.  It was a busy time in the morning as family people were going about their daily activity in preparation for the Muslim festival of "Eid-ul Adha" tomorrow.  Apparently, one car exploded and ignited four cars nearby.   Initial reports

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