A Syrian refugee mother of four, desperate to receive food aid, set herself on fire at a U.N. registration centre in the Lebanese city of Tripoli on Tuesday, witnesses said. The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) confirmed the incident, adding that the woman in her 50s had been hospitalized suffering severe burns. In the past three years, Lebanon has become home to nearly one million people who have fled Syria's brutal…
The Ministry of Health in the Syrian interim government set up a joint operations room in cooperation with organizations willing to offer medical support for the casualties coming from the town of Kasab in rural Latakia. The ministry's decision came after a delegation of the ministry visited the town on Tuesday and wrote a report about the condition of the wounded in the area. The report said that there are…
Assistance Coordination Unit (ACU) said that they had moved a number of the wounded as a result of the battles on the Syrian coast to the University Hospital in Antakya, Turkey. ACU also has teams to take care of the wounded in the emergency department and to communicate with orthopedists to speed up surgical operations. ACU profusely praised the cooperation shown by the medical staff at the hospital. A number…
Mother Pelagia Sayyaf, chief of Mar Taqla Monastery in Maloula, Syria, said that the statements she made prior to the prisoners exchange "came at the request of a general from the Lebanese State Security. Before reaching the border crossing where the exchange was done, he asked me to thank Bashar al-Assad and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, in addition to Major General Abbas Ibrahim, general director…
The Ministry of Health in the Syrian interim government allocated $100,000 USD for Al Amal Hospital in Reyhanli, Turkey. This support comes in the context of the Ministry's plan to give support for hospitals near the Syrian borders. "We have provided simple material support that does not meet the needs of the hospital; however, we are working on securing enough financial support for all hospitals operating inside and outside of…
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