Whenever there is a disaster, be it natural or manmade, there is always a human impact. The Middle East has experienced some extremely difficult circumstances. There is ongoing crisis in Syria with hundreds of thousands of Syrians now displaced from their homeland living as refugees in bordering countries. Muslim Aid has been at the forefront of all relief work in the Middle East as well as other parts around the world. We are active in over 70 countries worldwide and continue to undertake different types of projects both on large scale as well as small.
Particular emphasis is given on medicine and medical supplies. The crisis in Syria has resulted in mass casualties and thousands many refugees. There is an ever present need to get people the appropriate medical care, to vaccinate new born babies, and to ensure the injured and wounded have the appropriate medical treatment. For this, Muslim Aid has created the Mobile Clinic which is on the ground going door to door, neighbourhood to neighbourhood in order to treat the wounded.
Last year was a very successful year for this programme. The Mobile Clinic reached 500 displaced children in Baghdad, Iraq. A doctor and a nurse were on hand fully prepared to take care of their patients. The clinic provided health awareness initiatives and invaluable health sessions teaching children the importance of giving basic first aid. Some of the primary beneficiaries of the health clinic were children under the age of 5. They were able to receive proper vaccinations and treatment for illnesses. First aid and health awareness sessions were also conducted for families to encourage them to stay healthy, clean and hygienic.
As we plan more clinics like this, our goal is clear; to reach out to children and families in need of medical care and treat them. Factoring in the enormous success of the Mobile Clinic, Muslim Aid is working hard to roll out more in the coming months.