MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear SAMS members and supporters,
Using her crutches, Tamam moves quietly and measures her steps to reach SAMS makeshift clinics inside a settlement in the Bekaa Valley, where SAMS medical mission volunteers are providing treatment and medications for some of the many Syrian refugees residing in the area.
Tamam, 63, fled to Lebanon six years ago, and settled in a tent in a camp in Saadnayel with her daughter. Tamam has lost many members of her family to the Syrian conflict; some were killed, while some were detained, and many left the country.
In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks
April 30, 2018
Washington, D.C.- Currently, 129 Syrian refugees residing in Jordan, including 67 women, are suffering from serious end stage kidney disease and can no longer access lifesaving treatment, namely kidney dialysis. Aisha Ibrahim, 79, is one of them. Aisha needs three dialysis session a week. However, she has not received treatment for more than a month now. Her condition is deteriorating.
Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, April 15, 2018, SAMS-supported Al-Mara’a Hospital in Idlib was subjected to unlawful attacks carried out by armed factions that lasted more than seven hours. Heavy armed clashes started in the vicinity of the hospital and soon moved inside the building, instilling fear and panic in medical staff and their patients, and causing material damages, including the destruction of the hospital’s blood bank.