Jul 23, 2020

Donor Report - Spending So Far

7/23/2020

Donor Report – COVID-19 Spending

 

Since the last report in March 2020 we have so far utilized $5,000 of donations collected on GlobalGiving to give 138 families access to food, clothing, and basic necessities. The uncertainty of the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic means that we need to be responsible with how and when we distribute goods or funding to beneficiaries. We hope that with more and regular financial support we can expand the number of families who receive support in the upcoming months.

The situation

The 2019 offensive into north-eastern Syria by Turkey continues to affect internally displaced people in the region. Infrastructure supporting drinking water and electricity has been destroyed leaving little access to both. In the cities of Qamishli and Amuda most people have on average only four hours of electricity a day. It is in these locations that we have provided the most assistance.

Many of the 138 families that have received direct assistance from this project live in emergency housing. These facilities are converted from public buildings like stadiums and schools and are designed for short-term housing. Due to the current conflicts, IDP’s in these facilities are staying much longer than intended.

How we choose our beneficiaries

With so many families in need of support, our humanitarian workers have chosen to direct our assistance to the poorest families most in need.

Providing assistance directly to families means that our workers have closer relationships with each family and can closely assess their needs. The needs of each family are circumstantial and differ based on the size, ages, and health of family members. Each family has been provided with an average of $36 in total assistance so far. This is enough for 3-4 weeks of food.

The ability to transport goods remains fickle at best, and so money is best spent locally. To make donations go further, each family which is accepted to receive assistance has been given funding to purchase their own food and goods at specific local markets. This way, we can ensure the greatest impact and maintain assurance that the funds are going to food, water and necessities.

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Jul 2, 2020

Our Response During COVID-19 in Mosul - July 2020 report

Jiyan staff delivers food baskets in Mosul
Jiyan staff delivers food baskets in Mosul

Mosul Treatment Center

July 2020 Report

 

These past few months have presented new challenges for our community. Our patients, many of whom already suffer from chronic or mental conditions have expressed fear, anxiety, and concern for their family’s health.

In response, our treatment center in Mosul was quick to provide tele-health, and online support to patients when applicable. These methods have so far proven overwhelmingly successful and cost-effective. This has prompted our staff to consider making these types of services more permanent. For some patients, tele-health and online support isn’t enough, and so our staff has provided at-home services when necessary.

 

Impact of COVID-19 on our community and immediate support

While everyone in Mosul has indeed been affected by this virus, the overwhelmingly biggest impact has been on poor communities within the city. To alleviate suffering, our staff in Mosul switched gears and delivered necessary medication to our patients’ homes. For some, food was the most immediate need and therefore our treatment center provided food baskets directly to beneficiaries’ homes.

 

Helping the DoH in crisis

Due to the shortage of basic materials for health professionals, mainly masks and gloves, the Directorate of Health (DoH) in Mosul had requested our help in providing these materials.

The DoH designated certain quarantine centers for patients affected by the virus. Our local staff aided in this by providing juice and water to patients. This simple act prevented much more suffering that could have been caused by dehydration and lack of nutrients during a time when these basic necessities were hard to come by.

 

Stay informed and spread the word

Your support means the world to our patients, and there is more than one way to help.

Share this project with friends and family, and let them know why our treatment center in Mosul is worth supporting. With so many good causes out there, word of mouth is perhaps the most valuable tool at our disposal.

If you haven't already, please consider liking our International Facebook Page for regular updates on all treatment centers and projects: https://www.facebook.com/JiyanFoundationInt

Thank you for supporting our treatment center in Mosul.

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Mar 26, 2020

COVID-19 Brings New Challenges - Please Share

03/25/2020

Special Report

Expanding Campaign During COVID-19

 

The global COVID-19 outbreak has affected refugees and internally displaced persons especially hard. Access to food and necessities have become even more scarce in many camps throughout northeast Syria. Many people who were previously seeking work or working are now unable to do so, preventing them from earning any money.

Due to this, we are supporting refugees and internally displaced persons in northeast Syria during this crisis by providing food and necessities. While many aid workers have left the region, our ground teams are working together with other humanitarian workers to ensure that these populations are not forgotten.

Please share this project with friends and family as we continue to provide life-saving necessities to families and children in northeast Syria. Every donation counts and together we can ensure the people in northeast Syria are not forgotten.

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