As we arrived to Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar, we witnessed massive floods surrounding tents like islands, with Rohingya refugees attempting to swim to the main road for safety.
“This flooding is caused by last night’s rainfall” remarked Mrs. Khatun.
Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, the Government of Syria and its allies carried out three aerial attacks on medical facilities in Idlib, Hama, and besieged East Ghouta. These attacks are part of an intensifying escalation of violence directly targeting the medical infrastructure of areas outside of government control.
More than half a million Rohingya refugees have fled persecution in Myanmar, seeking refuge in makeshift shelters in Bangladesh. In order to respond to the growing need for medical care in Bangladesh, SAMS Global Response (SGR) has partnered with a local medical organization, Gonoshaathata Kendra (GK) to assess the situation in Cox’s Bazar and deliver medical assistance, including supporting mobile and static clinics, distributing medical supplies and addressing nutritional needs.
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.
Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is a non-profit, non-political humanitarian organization, which has provided medical and humanitarian relief inside Syria and in surrounding countries since the start of the Syrian armed conflict. We pride ourselves on our ability to work innovatively in challenging circumstances to support those in need. SAMS Hellas currently provides primary health care services on Kos and Chios.
The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) would like to engage a consultant to provide a “governance” assessment of the oversight role provided by its Board Members, Committees, and senior staff. The review will involve at least one in-person meeting with Board, Committee, and staff members (on December 9 in Washington, DC) and at least one conference call with them, as well as one-on-one interviews and virtual dialogue. Some phone interviews will be necessary with field staff based in Jordan and Turkey.