Bringing Humanitarian and Medical Relief to Disaster and Conflict Areas.
In 2016, in response to the mass influx of refugees on the shores of Europe, SAMS created SAMS Global Response (SGR) with the aim of providing medical relief to vulnerable persons and refugees. Our first project takes place in northern Greece, where we have been working since mid-April of 2016. Teams consisting of volunteers from across the world work to bring treatment to the refugees trapped along the borders and in both official and unofficial camps. SGR now works in four official camps in northern Greece and provide primary healthcare for up to 3,500 refugees. There are approximately 60,000 refugees in Greece – they themselves are vulnerable but the medical care they require is also straining the Greek Health System. The medical care is mainly primary health care with antenatal care, pediatrics, and some chronic disease management. The programs continue to grow thanks to the amazing work of volunteers.