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Field Hospitals: A New Life in Crisis Zones!

In areas of conflict and disaster, access to medical care is often scarce. This is where field hospitals come in as beacons of hope, providing vital healthcare services to those in need.


Field hospitals and health clinics represent a fundamental cornerstone in delivering essential healthcare to the affected populations. Equipped with mobile medical teams and a range of medical supplies, these hospitals stand out for their ability to swiftly and effectively provide emergency medical services, contributing to saving lives and mitigating the negative impacts of disasters and conflicts on affected populations before safely transferring patients to permanent medical facilities. Thanks to their presence in needy areas, field hospitals ensure quick and easy access to medical care for the injured and the sick, enhancing chances of survival and recovery. Ultimately, the presence of field hospitals in disaster and conflict zones is crucial for preserving people’s lives and providing necessary medical support in times of utmost need.

What Services Do Field Hospitals Provide?


The role of field hospitals in crisis response extends beyond just providing basic medical care; it encompasses several aspects that significantly impact life in crisis areas. Here are some services that highlight the importance of these hospitals in crisis response:


Emergency Healthcare: Field hospitals play a vital role in providing emergency healthcare during crises, offering essential medical services to the injured and the sick. These services include first aid, necessary life-saving treatments, and care for critical conditions, thus reducing the number of deaths and alleviating the negative effects of the crisis on the affected individuals.


Psychological Support: In addition to medical care, field hospitals provide psychological support to patients and the injured who may suffer from psychological trauma due to crises. Specialized medical teams offer psychological support and encouragement, helping patients adapt to difficult circumstances and overcome the mental pressures that may arise as a result of the challenging situations they face.


Assistance in Surgical Operations: Field hospitals serve as primary centers for emergency surgical operations, providing vital surgical services to patients in need of urgent surgical interventions. This includes performing critical surgeries to save organs and provide immediate surgical care that may save patients’ lives.


Medical Staff Training: Field hospitals provide an ideal environment for training new medical staff, allowing doctors and nurses to gain practical experience in dealing with emergency cases and medical warfare. The local medical staff learns from experts and acquires the necessary skills to provide emergency and effective healthcare in crisis conditions.


Health Infrastructure Enhancement: In addition to providing medical care, field hospitals contribute to enhancing health infrastructure in affected areas. This includes providing necessary medical tools and equipment, developing local health infrastructure, and providing technical support and training to local medical staff, enhancing their ability to deal with health crises and provide care to the injured.

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How Are Field Hospitals Classified?


There are several factors used to classify field hospitals, such as:

Distance to the disaster area.

Number and experience of available medical staff.

Availability of medical supplies and equipment.

Complexity of surgical operations.

Provision of specialized services.


These facilities are classified on a scale of 1 to 4 to determine their readiness to provide emergency medical care. They are internationally protected from attacks or harm under international laws such as the Geneva Conventions, with attacks on them considered war crimes.


Field hospitals are divided into several types based on their medical capabilities:


First Type: First-Class Field Hospital, which is non-surgical and triages patients, providing first aid.


Second Type: Second-Class Field Hospital, which is a simple surgical facility for minor surgical cases.


Third Type: Third-Class Field Hospital, which is a complex surgical facility for complicated and critical surgical cases.


In 2020, field hospitals specifically designed to combat airborne infectious diseases were developed, equipped with negative pressure systems and advanced UV sterilization systems, along with large numbers of intensive care and critical care units.

The Role of Child Appeal in Humanitarian Efforts

At Child Appeal, we fully recognize the vital importance of field hospitals in alleviating suffering and saving lives in conflict and disaster zones. Our continuous support for these vital medical facilities ensures that doctors and patients reach populations in conflict and natural disaster areas, where urgent treatments and interventions are provided, saving the lives of thousands. In addition, the association has provided several field hospitals and offered psychological support to children in conflict and disaster areas, along with providing medications and ambulances. These joint efforts have contributed to saving the lives of thousands, including the wounded and the sick, especially children and women, highlighting the significant positive impact of collective humanitarian work in alleviating the suffering of those in need under the most difficult conditions.

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