Usually, targeting densely populated areas leads to numerous casualties and serious injuries among civilians. After the indiscriminate shelling of vital facilities and civilian areas in northern and eastern Syria by the Turkish state on May 4, 2023, which lasted for several days, it left many dead and wounded, including 14-year-old Farah. She was displaced from her village of Al-Ghabish in the countryside of Tel Tamr with her parents during the occupation of the city of Serekaniye due to indiscriminate shelling in that area.
The bombing continued to haunt her as she helped her mother pick cotton in the village of Al-Bashiriyah in the countryside of Al-Dirbasiyah, where she lost her legs due to a shell that fell on them on May 5, 2023.
Farah was treated by the emergency and ambulance team of the Kurdish Red Crescent in Al-Dirbasiyah and was transferred to a hospital in Hasakah. A medical team consisting of an orthopedic surgeon, a physiotherapist, and a psychological support team from the Kurdish Red Crescent was assigned to take care of her treatment, support, and rehabilitation until she receives lower limb prosthetics in the hope that joy will return to little Farah’s heart.
We, at the Kurdish Red Crescent, consider healthcare and providing medical services as our main goal. Ibrahim Khudair Al-Hamoud, a fifty-year-old displaced person from the city of Serekaniye/Ras al-Ain, lives in the Serekaniye “Al-Talaeen” camp in eastern Al-Hasakah. He suffers from diabetes, which has affected his right foot. He receives care from the Kurdish Red Crescent point, where the medical team visits him regularly to receive care in the emergency department, including cleaning and sterilizing the affected foot, providing diabetes medication anti-biotics from the point’s pharmacy, after examinations and dietary instructions from the internal clinic, Mr. Ibrahim resumes walking on his feet, heading towards his tent, as if he is saying to the disease, “I will overcome you” .
The Kurdish Red Crescent branch in the Kurdistan Bashour participated in the World Charity Day festival, which was held yesterday (5/9/2023) in the city of Sulaymaniyah. The festival was attended by 45 organizations, religious institutions, and a group for showcasing charitable humanitarian projects and works. The Kurdish Red Crescent also showcased the projects and works it has implemented in previous years to support refugees, internally displaced persons, and the local community in the Kurdistan region.
The earthquake that struck the area in February caused significant human and material losses, as well as permanent injuries to the people. Amputation is one of the most common injuries because victims were trapped under the rubble for long hours (crush syndrome). One of these victims was Mr. Abdulrazzaq Hassan, who narrates his story of survival from the earthquake and the treatment process at the Center for prosthetics of Kurdish Red Crescent /KRC/, the treatment includes physical therapy, and psychological support.
Getting access to essential and proper nutrition for children is one of the biggest health challenges in NES, as malnourished children are more vulnerable comparing to their peers so they are at more risk to get sick.
According to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) more than 232 million children worldwide are suffering from malnutrition, which is the main reason to nearly half of children deaths under 5.
Children nutrition and the care of pregnant woman and newborns program is a key priority in providing secondary and primary health care, which is through package of services like providing health care for the mothers during pregnancy and after giving birth, health awareness about natural birth, breastfeeding, regular checking, obstetrics, providing food, needed medicine and supplements especially in the camps.
Malak and her mother is one of hundreds of success stories that we achieved in our medical and ambulance centers, as our aim is always getting the best level of health for both women and children in all NES
Kurdia Suleiman, displaced from Sery Kaniyeh and living in Washokani camp, lost two of her embryos due to suffering from diabetes, but in her last pregnancy, she got treatment at KRC medical point and finally she has a boy.