Recent Work on the Ground
Rehabilitation Center in Gaziantep, Turkey
Our team visited a Rehab Center in Gaziantep where we passed out Letters of Hope sent to us from around the world, distributed toys, and provided over a months' rent. The men, women, and children at the Center are internally displaced Syrians who have been allowed to cross the border only due to the severity of their medical conditions. The attendees include amputees, burn victims, and cancer patients and everyone is traumatized.
Most of the attendees come from Idlib Province which remains in imminent danger of more airstrikes and more civilian deaths. The Province of around 4 million people is now surrounded by Regime, Russian and Iranian forces who are prepared to commit more atrocities in the region as the final steps towards completing this war that they claim as a victory.
SETF works closely with civilians in the desperate Rukban IDP camp in southern Syria (near the Jordanian border). Out of the nearly 50,000 internally displaced people in this camp, half of them are children. Their basic needs are not met and these 50,000 people are starving in the desert.
SETF has been working to bring essential items into Rukban and advocate for their protection with the American government.