Aid and development non-profit Human Appeal UK is involved in a wide range of projects across the globe, providing people with a variety of essential resources. Here, we take a look at four of the ways in which the Greater Manchester-based charity has helped those who need it most.
- Delivering aid to Syria
Since the outbreak of conflict in Syria six years ago, Human Appeal has been providing lifesaving aid to its people. It has delivered more than 10 million kilos of flour across the country, feeding in excess of 10 million people. The charity has also created a safe village for 700 people, including widows, orphans, the disabled and the elderly. In addition, it has provided three primary schools, a CT scanner and an intensive care unit. It has also given 50,000 emergency packs containing food, medical and hygiene supplies.
- Providing Palestinians with water, food and more
In Palestine, Human Appeal has helped to address the chronic shortage of safe water by installing a purification plant. This facility gives 200,000 children access to clean water, helping them to avoid a whole range of health problems. The charity has also planted thousands of fruit and olive trees, extended a community farm and delivered food and aid to those most in need. It has started work building an orphanage in Jerusalem too.
- Providing the poor around the world with the means to make a living
In some of the world’s poorest countries, Human Appeal has provided people with the means to make a sustainable living. For example, it has created vocation training centres to equip people with the knowledge and skills they need to earn money. It has also given them the tools and resources they require to get started, including everything from sewing machines and rickshaws to livestock and honeybees. The aim of these projects is to help people create their own pathways to escape poverty.
- Supporting orphans around the world
Around the world in countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Palestine and Syria, the charity is sponsoring orphans. These children, the victims of war, political strife and natural disaster, are in desperate need of support, and Human Appeal provides this to them on an ongoing basis, helping them to get the food, shelter, education and healthcare they need.
Recently, the charity marked World Health Day by calling on people to make donations to its range of medical projects.