The BBC reports that more than 40 people were killed in the April 8 attack in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, with more than 500 patients presenting at medical facilities with symptoms consistent with exposure to a nerve agent.
A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is in talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump, said the attacks “represented further evidence of the Assad regime’s appalling cruelty against its own people and total disregard for its legal obligations not to use these weapons.”
Multiple organisations are engaged in delivering emergency supplies, medical assistance and humanitarian aid to Syrian people in danger. Scroll to see how you can help.
UNICEF Syria Crisis Appeal: UNICEF is dedicated to helping the eight million children in need of emergency aid in Syria, delivering emergency supplies, protection and trauma counselling to those living in the country’s most dangerous regions, as well as those fleeing for their lives with their families. $71 could provide eight blankets; $93 can provide 2450 micronutrient sachets to restore a child’s health. Donate here.
The United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR) exists to provide humanitarian aid for refugees. Just $35 will sink a well to provide much-needed drinking water for families in a Syrian refugee camp; $480 will house a family of five in an all-weather tent. Donate here.
Australian Red Cross is committed to providing care in even the most dangerous parts of the country, from emergency health care to food parcels to safe drinking water and first aid kits. Donate here.
Medicins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders helps to run field hospitals and clinics across Syria, providing urgent medical care to adults and children caught up in the conflict. According to their website, the war has destroyed Syria’s previously well-functioning healthcare system. Donate here.