“The humanitarian crisis in Syria has escalated to a level where 12.8 million people are in need of health assistance. There are an estimated 30,000 war-related traumas every month with around 30% of these people being left with permanent disabilities.” Samara Levy, Samara’s Aid Appeal, relief of suffering through the provision of humanitarian and medical aid.
This Friday, June 16th at 11 AM, a shipment of assorted mobility equipment will be packed and dispatched to war torn Syria by the Bristol based charity Legs4Africa. The shipment has been made possible by a collaboration between Admirals storage yard who provide free storage for Legs4Africa and Samara’s Aid Appeal who are funding the cost of shipping to Syria as well as dealing with the distribution of the equipment.
“Making funds go further is always a challenge for small charities. By collaborating with local businesses and charities to meet our humanitarian goals, we're able to get more done for less, making the funds work harder.” Tom Williams, Founding Trustee of Legs4Africa. enabling African amputees to live independently.
Though Legs4Africa’s primary focus is the rehabilitation of amputees in sub-Saharan Africa, it often collaborates with other charities and causes who work in the mobility charity sector. Last year Legs4Africa provided a van load of equipment for Samara’s Aid Appeal, to help alleviate just a little of the strain for the victims of the desperate situation in Syria.
Due to attacks on medical centers and consignments of aid by ISIS, the final destination of the wheelchairs, crutches and walkers, cannot be divulged. The shipment will provide much needed aid for victims of the war and will assist in rehabilitation.
“Many people have lost limbs, and accessing even this kind of simple medical equipment is impossible for many of the people caught up in this devastating conflict. These items will bring a little independence to some of the people in great need, and bring a little hope to these people who have lost so much.” Samara Levy.
Admirals storage yard, who generously provide free storage for Legs4Africa’s prosthetic limbs, are providing the loading stage for the container and Legs4Africa would like to extend a warm invitation to anyone who is interested to come along and find out more.
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Legs4Africa, on Tuesday 13 June, 2017. For more information subscribe and follow https://pressat.co.uk/