Unity Convoy Spring 2017
Anaya Aid along with a coalition of charities have come together to send ambulances from the UK into Syria. Unity Convoy is a display of humanity in its purest form.
The project aims to give a lifeline to various hospitals in Syria. A key focus around unity of charities in the UK sends a strong message to the Syrian civilians, the doctors and humanitarians that they are not forgotten, they are seen, they are heard, and people do care.
Syria’s hospitals, medics and medical facilities have been repeatedly targeted since the country’s brutal civil war started in 2011. There have been at least 382 attacks on medical facilities since the conflict began.
The conflict has also sparked a huge increase in people who need medical care and a major shortage of essential drugs and equipment. According to the UN, more than 11.5 million Syrians need urgent healthcare.
Unity Convoy aims to inspire charities to send 100 ambulances to Syria in April 2017.
These emergency vehicles are the first and more so, the only response system straight after bombs hit civilian areas in Syria everyday. The ambulances are targeted to be destroyed repetitively, and many need replacing often. It is so crucial for the people of Syria to have these vehicles for use in emergency medical response on site but also to take the more seriously injuried to hospitals, usually located far away. Time is life and frequently, without these ambulances, many lives are lost.