In northwest Syria, years of conflict, multiple displacements and economic hardship have caused unfathomable human suffering. Between April 2019 and March 2020, a bombing campaign over northwest Syria endangered the lives of nearly 4 million innocent civilians and forced nearly 1 million people to flee their homes.
Thousands of displaced families and children have fled, seeking safety in makeshift camps along the Turkish border. Displaced families face desperate conditions in the camps, where they lack proper shelter, food, water, sanitation and healthcare.
Given these dire humanitarian conditions and the crumbling healthcare system, Northwest Syria is one of the most at-risk areas for a large-scale COVID-19 epidemic.
Delivering healthcare to displaced and isolated populations in northwest Syria has taken on even greater urgency. In the face of this crisis, SAMS is committed to providing dignified, quality healthcare to every patient in need.
SAMS mobile medical clinics are traveling from camp to camp to provide medical care and distribute medications free of charge to those in need. SAMS has also launched a robust mechanism in place to prepare and respond promptly to protect its patients and medical workers in northwest Syria and neighboring countries.
Now more than ever, SAMS mobile medical clinics are a lifeline to displaced families and children, as tireless medical teams travel from camp to camp providing medical care and distributing life-saving medications to those in need. Each mobile clinic is treating an average of 130 patients per day
Displaced families and children are at increased risk of contracting illness, including acute respiratory infections, due to the crowded, improvised housing that does not provide adequate protection.
"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.