1 Million Injured: but how many more lives need to be rebuilt?

Report
from Handicap International
Published on 04 Mar 2015 View Original

One million people injured, generations of Syrians sacrificed in the war.

Tens of thousands of victims of the Syrian conflict need orthopaedic fitting, a prosthesis or orthosis, and rehabilitation care.

Handicap International, which is already working in 4 countries (Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria) to provide orthopaedic fitting and equipment and to care for the injured highlights the urgent need for immediate care to avoid permanent disabilities.

There is a whole generation of mutilated people that need to be offered long term care.
This legacy would be a heavy burden on the future of the whole country even if the conflict stopped today.