Hands Up Foundation is now Action Syria


Action Syria funds a primary health clinic and prosthetics programme for communities in northern Syria.

Primary health services

The ongoing conflict in Syria has created a shortage of medical staff, facilities, and equipment. In short, fewer professionals have been left with fewer facilities and less equipment to treat the deteriorating health of the population.

Half a million children are chronically malnourished and diseases such as acute diarrhoea and leishmaniasis (flesh-eating disease) are widespread.

Basic health services provide a lifeline for people in poor and remote areas.

With our funding, a team of 22 staff provide basic health services for around 25,000 patients each year at a primary health clinic. This support is crucial, from caring for new mothers and their babies to treating chronic health issues like diabetes. Access to these services can be the difference between life and death. 

Prosthetics programme

Three million Syrians have been injured throughout the conflict, and for 86,000 people, these injuries have led to an amputation.

With our partner, Physicians Across Continents (PAC), we are transforming the lives of children and adults with disabilities in North West Syria.

We’re delivering life-changing prosthetics to help people do everyday tasks – whether that’s riding a bike, cooking, or writing with a pen. Alongside this, we’re providing the physiotherapy and mental health support they need to cope with their past experiences and adjust to life with their new prosthetic.

Join us to make a positive difference to Syrian communities.

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