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Dorcas starts life-saving health services in Raqqa Monday 5 February 2018

Health services are severely affected by the civil war inside Syria. Many clinics were damaged and had to close or ran out of medicines or medical equipment required to provide effective services, capacities of health care services was never intended to cope with the needs they are currently observing due to the influx of displaced people.

Needs of displaced people are ranging from lack of food to lack of access to health services to a lack of protection services to provide support to boys or girls that have suffered substantially during the last years.

People inside the secure area are in need of health services and linked to it specialized protection activities as well as support in dealing with mental health challenges.

Dorcas plans to provide life-saving, essential primary, life-sustaining humanitarian health care services with an emphasis on those most at risk and in need with an emphasis on providing health services through three health centers. This intervention is implemented together with Dorcas’ partner SSSD. Dorcas has received 400.000 USD from OCHA to support 59,534 individuals with life-saving health services over 2018.

Dar Al Shifa Hospital ruins after being shelled and destroyed by Syrian Army heavy shelling some weeks ago. Aleppo, Syria. 14/12/12. EPA/MAYSUN

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Dorcas operates building the capacities of local partner organisations and funding their relief and development projects.

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Dorcas supports Relief, Early Recovery and Resilient Livelihoods, Enterprising people and Community Based Care and Protection.