Feb 18, 2020

February 2020 Project Update

GlobalMedic has just sent its 31st sea container full of humanitarian aid including water purification solutions, emergency food, and medical supplies to Syria to support displaced Syrian families who continue to bear the brunt of the conflict.

All funds raised will continue to go towards distributing Family Emergency Kits and Emergency Food Kits.

Family Emergency Kits provide a familt with a water purification solution to ensure they have access to clean drinking water. The kits also include basic hygiene supplies as well as a solar light. Clean drinking water and proper hygiene are the first line of defence against the spread of disease, and provide life saving assistance.

Our Emergency Food Kit has been specifically designed by Syrians, for Syrians. Each kit contains 6 meals of a dish called Mujadara, a local meal containing bulgur, lentils and fried onions. These kits deliver a calorically dense meal, while maintaining the dignity of the beneficary by providing a culturally appropriate solution. The food kits are packed by volunteers in Canada and distributed to families along with the Family Emergency Kit.

These two solutions mean a family now has access to clean, water hygiene items and nutritious, locally appropriate and good tasting food.

Please donate today to help us send more aid to those affected by this ongoing conflict in Syria!

Feb 18, 2020

Yemen Response 2019 Summary

Ongoing conflict in Yemen has caused the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen, “a higher percentage of people face death, hunger and disease [in Yemen] that in any other country”. In 2019, 80% of the population required some form of humanitarian assistance and 14 million people were in acute humanitarian need. In the Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sectors, 197 million and 17.9 million people respectively were in need throughout the year. 

The increasing instability has displaced 3.34 people, many of whom are sheltered in collective living sites which do not have adequate sanitation and clean water access. A cholera outbreak has been massively impacting this population since 2017, with 1.2 million cases reported. 

The Family Emergency Kits each contain a water purification solution, hygiene items, oral rehydration salts, and a solar light.

Access to clean drinking water is critical for families in order to keep them healthy and stop the spread of cholera which has so negatively affected the Yemeni population. The delivery of hygiene items is also essential to protect families’ health, prevent the spread of disease, and provide a sense of dignity and normalcy for crisis-affected families.

Given that the country is facing an ongoing cholera outbreak, it was determined that oral rehydration salts (ORS) were necessary to include in the kits. Dehydration, especially in children, can be fatal and the ORS included in the Family Emergency Kits is an effective tool to treat the condition right away.

Solar lights were also included in the Family Emergency Kits. As a result of the conflict and damage to infrastructure power is unreliable in Yemen. Providing solar lights to families allows them to extend their days and also provides added security in IDP camps where the lack of light is often cited as major security concern.

With the support of our donors, GlobalMedic was able to distribute more than 8,200 Family Emergency Kits in 2019.

The funds raised through this campaign will help us send more aid in 2020 to those affected by the conflict in Yemen.

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Nov 21, 2019

Clean Water for Syrian Families

GlobalMedic has just sent its 24th sea container full of humanitarian aid including water purification solutions, emergency food, and medical supplies to Syria to support displaced Syrian families who continue to bear the brunt of the conflict. 

All funds raised will continue to go towards distributing Family Emergency Kits that will provide a family with 2,400 litres of clean drinking water and basic hygiene supplies. Clean drinking water and proper hygiene are the first line of defence against the spread of disease, and provide life saving assistance.

The Family Emergency Kits have also been augmented with our new Emergency Food kits specifically designed by Syrians, for Syrians. Each kit contains 6 meals of dish called Mujadara, a local meal containing bulgur, lentils and fried onions. These kits deliver a calorically dense meal, while maintaining the dignity of the beneficiary by providing a culturally appropriate solution. The food kits are packed by volunteers in Canada and distributed to families along with the Family Emergency Kit.

These 2 solutions mean a family now has access to clean water, hygiene items and nutritious, locally appropriate and good tasting food.  

Please donate today to help us send more aid to those affected by this ongoing conflict in Syria!

 
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