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22 Jan 2019 description

Imagine being a refugee. After escaping certain death in your home country, leaving behind everything including your identity, you now live in a ramshackle shanty with few rights. Years pass. You settle into a routine, holding tightly to the dream you’ll one day return to your former life.

10 Jan 2019 description

By Medical Teams International

PORTLAND, Ore. (Jan. 10, 2019) – A powerful winter storm of heavy rain and snow has damaged homes and displaced Syrian war refugees living in Lebanon’s informal settlements.

In response to the extreme-weather conditions, Medical Teams International has mobilized its network of refugee health volunteers to monitor the well-being of the refugee population, many of whom have been forced from their makeshift homes by rising flood waters and wind damage.

02 Jan 2018 description

by Tyler Graf

For the tired and sick, the scared and weary, those affected by conflict and poverty, the new year comes shrouded in mystery—the next 12 months are uncertain. But if we remember that hope overcomes fear, that medicine heals sickness, that knowledge empowers communities, and that faith invigorates the spirit, we know our path forward and can boldly break barriers to health in the new year. Here are the 18 ways that we will work to keep the world healthy in 2018.

24 Jan 2017 description

by Tyler Graf | Dec 21, 2016

One thing is keeping Mariam going amid the hardships of life as a Syrian refugee — the thought of home.

But for Mariam there is no home. Not like before. When ISIS invaded her town of Deir ez-Zor, they destroyed everything. While they killed hundreds, they kidnapped and injured hundreds more. The city became a battlefield in the Syrian civil war, upended by rancor and continuous fighting.

Mariam, 29, was lucky to escape with her parents and two sisters.

25 Mar 2014 description

By Katie Carroll

Thank you for your support of our Syrian refugee relief program. Thanks to you, Syrian families in desperate need can receive care during this time of conflict and uncertainty.

Your generous donations have shipped 10 Intra-Agency Emergency Health Kits and 10 major surgery kits to Lebanon - enough medical supplies to serve up to 100,000 refugees. You have also sent a 40-foot container of medical supplies to provide for up to 25,000 refugees in Jordan.

26 Mar 2008 description

Donated medicines save lives: Medical Team International to help children around the world