Syria | Hospitainer

Hospitainer

Syria / Crisis & war zones

Since 2016, the first mobile clinic operated by AVC humanitarian aid has been on the road in Syria. The hospitainers carry out simpler operations, provide obstetrics and treat the sick. They are frequented by thousands of patients.

Hospitainer

Initial situation and challenges

Syria has been in civil war for years. Although the IS has been expelled from large parts of the country, the cities left behind are largely destroyed and a refugee misery. There is no medical care for the refugees and the people who want to resettle in their homeland. AVC humanitarian aid is active in the region through food distribution, a large bakery and mobile clinics for medical care.

  • Important facts
    • Capital
    • Damascus
    • Area
    • 185 180 km2
    • Inhabitants
    • 18 Mio
    • Life expectancy
    • 75,1 years
    • Child mortality rate
    • 14,8 (pro 1000)
    • Literacy
    • 86,4%
    • Religion
    • 87% Muslims
    • 10% Christians
    • 3% Druze
  • Capital
  • Damascus
  • Area
  • 185 180 km2
  • Inhabitants
  • 18 Mio
  • Life expectancy
  • 75,1 years
  • Child mortality rate
  • 14,8 (pro 1000)
  • Literacy
  • 86,4%
  • Religion
  • 87% Muslims
  • 10% Christians
  • 3% Druze

Aims

In cooperation with the Red Crescent, AVC humanitarian aid contributes to ensuring medical care in the region. As mobile clinics, the hospitainers provide initial medical care in emergencies, minor interventions and obstetrics.

"My child was terminally ill, you gave him back to me!"

Mother from Raqqa

Commitment

Hospitainer - Mobile clinics

In 2016, AVC humanitarian aid put the first mobile clinic on a truck into operation. Initially travelling in the region around Kobane, it was moved into the city at the beginning of the reconquest of Raqqa. A team of four doctors, two nurses, a driver and a soldier are on duty almost around the clock to withstand the onslaught of thousands of refugees. The nearest hospital is 180 km away.

The basic equipment of a mobile clinic enables 2000 local anaesthetic operations. Thanks to support from US-Aid (one time) and the Red Crescent, medicine and medical treatments worth tens of thousands of Swiss francs can be delivered every month. Women, pregnant women, seniors and children line up daily to be treated.

Three mobile clinics are currently in operation in the Kobane-Raqqa-Aleppo triangle and off Afrin.

In order to avoid becoming a sudden enemy target and part of the raging war in Syria, our local team mainly looks after the elderly, women and children.

Financing needs

Expenses

Acquisition/Furnishings

privately financed

Current operating costs incl. wages

CHF 11'710 per month | CHF 140'520 per year

Necessary purchases

Dialysis machines, burn victim baths, prostheses, wheelchairs

CHF 150'000

Total 2021

Total project costs 2021

CHF 290'520

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