WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 31, 2017 – Earlier this month, WWE Superstar Sami Zayn teamed up with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) to launch the #SamiForSyria campaign. The campaign seeks to raise funds to launch a new mobile clinic, which would provide primary medical aid for civilians in Syria who otherwise have no access to health care.
Dear Mr. President,
We write on behalf of 10 non-governmental organizations with experience and expertise on the ongoing crisis in Syria regarding your upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 meeting in Hamburg on July 7-8, 2017. During your meeting, we ask that you address the gross violation of humanitarian norms that has characterized the violence in Syria, a conflict which now has killed and displaced millions of civilians, creating the largest flow of refugees since the Second World War.
World Refugee Day, June 20, is a global day to **commemorate the resilience, bravery, and strength of people who have escaped conflict and are rebuilding their lives**.
The UN estimates that **over 11 million Syrians are displaced both inside and outside of their home country, making Syrians the largest refugee population in the world. **Refugees face barriers in accessing high quality healthcare. Many must grapple with constant fear, uncertainty, and instability.
June 7, 2017
In recent days, the aerial bombardment campaign over Dara’a has intensified. According to reports from the ground, in the first five days of June, there have been approximately 330 direct fire activities, including air raids, explosive barrels, artillery, rockets, explosive cylinders, and explosive charges. These attacks have been carried out by the Syrian government and its allies, and represent a dramatic increase from the 165 aerial attacks which took place last month.
Washington, D.C.- Earlier today, a team of medical doctors affiliated with al-Ghouta medical office in East Ghouta came under attack from a local armed group. Three doctors, including one who is supported by SAMS, were forcibly detained as they were traveling to a nearby hospital. Thankfully, the doctors were released. However, when other health workers came to the location to stand in solidarity with their colleagues, the armed fighters began shooting at their vehicles.
Main tasks and responsibilities:
· Be a point of contact for donor field offices.
· Communicate with responsible staff inside Syria.
· Lead the preparation of reports to donor as required by grant agreements, including narrative
· Lead the collection of all documentation from inside Syria for reporting purposes.
· Complete weekly situational reports and complete incident reports to document attacks on facilities.
· Conduct regular coordination meetings with donor field offices and report information to HQ Grants Manager.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
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Today in Syria, schools and hospitals are among the most dangerous places to be. Prior to the eruption of the Syrian crisis in 2011, Syria was known for its extensive education system, with enrollment rates for primary school at 97%, and 70% for secondary school.