Humanitarian Crisis in Southern Syria.

Since the escalation of attacks on Dara’a governorate on June 19, 2018, more than 500 civilians have been injured and at least 350,000 Syrians have fled their homes, seeking safety at Syria’s borders. The intensified bombardment campaign over southern Syria has created the greatest displacement crisis since the beginning of...

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Stand With Dialysis Patients in Jordan & Lebanon

For refugees, risk factors that worsen a kidney condition include a lack of dialysis supplies, lack of adequate nutrition, and toxic stress. Because of the high cost of treatment for dialysis patients, many refugees cannot afford the treatment and many have lost their lives. Over 300 displaced Syrian patients have...

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SAMS Response to Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh

More than half a million Rohingya refugees have fled persecution in Myanmar, seeking refuge in makeshift shelters in Bangladesh. In order to respond to the growing need for medical care in Bangladesh, SAMS Global Response (SGR) has partnered with a local medical organization, Gonoshaathata Kendra (GK)  to assess the situation in Cox’s Bazar...

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Diabetes Care for Syria

“There are critical shortages of insulin, anesthetics, specific antibiotics needed for intensive care, serums, intravenous fluids and other blood products and vaccines.” – Elizabeth Hoff, WHO Representative in Syria Almost 1 out of 10 Syrians has diabetes. Of these, approximately half cannot manage their condition with diet alone and require...

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From the Ground Up: SAMS’s New Al-Zaatari Facility

The growth of Jordan’s Al-Zaatari camp has paralleled the continuing conflict in Syria. 80,000 refugees reside in the camp’s 12 districts, spanning 5.3 kilometres squared. It is the equivalent of Jordan’s fourth largest city. Over half of the camp’s population is under 24 years old, with 19.9% of the population...

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Polio Campaign

Polio Vaccinations for Children in Syria   A total of 232,771 Syrian children received vaccination during SAMS’s polio campaign in March and April of 2016.  In partnership with UNICEF and WHO, SAMS launched its second polio vaccination campaign earlier this year to provide immunization against polio to children under the age of...

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Fallen Heroes Fund

Support the Families of Our Fallen Heroes “SAMS mourns the loss of our colleagues and exemplary physicians who dedicated their lives to helping others. The international community must have a zero tolerance of these violations of international humanitarian law,” – SAMS President, Dr. Ahmad Tarakji. Since the beginning of the conflict,...

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