A humanitarian emergency has unfolded in northwest Syria. A relentless bombing campaign over northwestern Syria, has intensified, endangering the lives of nearly 4 million civilians and forcing more than 550,000 Syrians out of their homes since late April. Since the escalation began, more than 1,000 innocent civilians have been killed and thousands more have been injured, tragically including many children.
SAMS is one of the few remaining medical relief organizations on the ground in northwestern Syria, providing urgent medical aid to injured and displaced Syrians. SAMS currently supports 34 medical facilities in northwest Syria, including hospitals, primary health centers, an ambulance system, mobile medical clinics and much more. On a monthly basis, SAMS provides an average of 200,000 medical services in northwest Syria.
With at least 550,000 Syrians living in makeshift camps near the Turkish border, the onset of winter further compounds an already dire humanitarian situation in northwest Syria. As the winter season approaches and weather conditions become more severe, displaced families and children are at increased risk of illness, including acute respiratory infections, due to the crowded, improvised housing that does not provide adequate protection from the cold and harsh conditions of winter. Each mobile clinic is treating an average of 200 patients per day, as they travel from camp to camp to reach the most isolated families and children.
"With the change in weather these days, cases of influenza, bronchitis and strep throat are spreading widely," said SAMS Dr. Mustafa Obaidan. The harsh winter conditions have only worsened conditions for the innocent families and children impacted by the continued violence.
WWE Superstar, Sami Zayn is teaming up with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Foundation to provide life-saving medical care to Syrians affected by this crisis. By donating to this campaign, you will help launch a mobile medical clinic so that medical teams can travel from camp to camp to treat the most vulnerable. Help Sami and SAMS bring urgently needed medical care to families and children impacted by this humanitarian crisis. Whether you contribute $5 or $500, every little bit helps. Want to do more? Donate and then click on "Become a Fundraiser" Share your fundraiser with all your contacts and watch your impact grow. Thank you for your generous support!
Donors outside the US may contribute here: DONATE TO SAMS and select Mobile Clinic.
In order to respond effectively and swiftly to humanitarian emergencies, SAMS may allocate your contribution to where it’s most needed.