A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Syria. A relentless bombing campaign over northwestern Syria, has continued for 10 agonizing months, endangering the lives of nearly 4 million civilians and forcing nearly 1 million people from their homes. Airstrikes, rocket attacks, heavy artillery barrages, and armored assaults occur almost daily. Since the escalation began, more than 1,000 innocent civilians have been killed and thousands more have been injured, tragically including many children.
As the escalation continues, about 948,000 civilians have fled for their lives and are now seeking shelter in tents, bombed-out buildings or whatever shelter they can find just to survive the freezing temperatures. The majority of those fleeing are women and children, with an estimated 6,500 children arriving into the camps along the Turkish border each day. Harsh winter weather, disease, a lack of shelter, sanitation and medicine continue to threaten the innocent families and children impacted by this crisis.
As the humanitarian conditions worsen with each passing day, SAMS medical teams are working tirelessly to treat injured and displaced civilians, traveling to IDP camps, while also resupplying and relocating medical facilities and working with partners to humanitarian aid. SAMS medical personnel are providing an average of 200,000 medical services per month to patients in need.
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 from the cold and harsh conditions of winter.
"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.