Humanitarian aid for Syria

Millions of people have had to suffer the consequences since the civil war in Syria erupted on 15 March 2011. Hospitals, schools and public utilities such as water supply and sanitation systems have been badly damaged or destroyed.

About 5.6 million Syrians have become refugees and another 6.2 million people have been displaced in the country. More than 13 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian aid. At least half of the people affected by the refugee crisis are children.

Humanitarian goods for survival

Humanitarian goods are taken off a truck

Due to the dramatic humanitarian situation in Syria, the City of Vienna is committed to expressing its solidarity and making a contribution to improving the situation of the people who live in the area of Damascus. The aim is to provide the people there with essential goods for everyday life.

In the summer of 2020, as in the last few years, the City of Vienna pays the transport costs of a container with humanitarian goods such as dressing material, mobility aids (walking frames and crutches), wheelchairs, clothes, kitchen utensils, hospital beds, school and office supplies, and more. The Greek Catholic Patriarchate in Damascus distributes the humanitarian goods to people in need in the parishes.

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