Safe Shelters Arrive In Syria and Put To Immediate Use

  • Sep 26, 2017
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Barebones Living tents used as medical triage and protected space for children and families in Syria

Safe Shelters Provide a dignified space for medical staff in Syria and Kurdistan

Tfie’s Safe Shelter Syria project launched earlier this year with our partners Barebones Living and Direct Relief. One of the most basic needs of Syrian refugees is reliable shelter for medical treatment.

A portion of the donated tents have immediately been put to work upon arrival in Syria and Kurdistan.

Safe Shelters in Idlib, Syria set up as medical triages

Medical teams have a dignified space for assessing medical needs in Syria
Barebones Living tent set up next to a damaged hospital (white brick building) in Idlib Syria

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) received 15 Barebones Living shelters from Direct Relief and immediately put them to use in Idlib as triage areas for incoming patients. The shelters being set up next to a damaged hospital to provide a safe and dignified space for medical staff to assess needs. They also provided a protected space for children and families to wait together while family members undergo treatments.

Idlib is one of the few provinces in Syria that is not under regime control, although it is in a state of alert as fighting between various armed groups are vying for control, and is about 60 km from Aleppo.

Safe Shelters in Kurdistan used as medical mobile clinics

Safe shelters provide mobile medical clinic from a Kurdistan village that was recently liberated of ISIS controlFive shelters were deployed to Kurdistan and are being used as mobile medical clinics and child safety areas. The location is Talward, a newly liberated village in Kirkuk, from ISIS control.
The team on the ground love the shelters and have requested more. Directorate of Health set up mobile clinics before using the actual hospitals in the those areas.

How you can help Syrian Refugees

Syrian medical staff have safe shelter to use as medical triage for refugees
Medical staff use shelters as triage and waiting area for families and children

The independent Doctors Association have received shelters and they are currently in transit. Hospitals and health care workers are being targeted by the Syrian Regime, and many are having to offer medical services, literally, underground (visit Saving Lives Underground learn about hospital needs) in order to avoid attack.  Barebones shelters will provide alternative locations for medical treatment and services.

The refugee shelter need is greater than what Tifie and Barebones can provide but every donation, social media share, or fundraising event helps.   100% of donations for our Safe Shelter—Syria goes directly to purchasing shelters and shipping them overseas.

Slideshow of Shelters In Action

  • Safe Shelter set up next to damaged hospital in Idib, Syria
    Safe Shelter set up next to damaged hospital in Idib, Syria
    Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) set up safe shelter tents and immediately put them to use as medical triage areas for incoming patients
  • SAMS setting up safe shelter
    SAMS setting up safe shelter
  • SAMS setting up safe shelter
    SAMS setting up safe shelter
  • SAMS setting up safe shelter
    SAMS setting up safe shelter
  • SAMS setting up safe shelter
    SAMS setting up safe shelter
  • SAMS setting up safe shelter
    SAMS setting up safe shelter
  • Safe shelter being used as medical triage
    Safe shelter being used as medical triage
  • Safe shelter being used as medical triage
    Safe shelter being used as medical triage
  • Kurdistan
    Kurdistan
    Safe shelters also serve as a protected space for children and families to wait together while family members undergo treatment
  • The team on the ground love the shelters and have requested more
  • Shelters provide a safe and dignified space for medical staff to assess needs

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