For Immediate Release
June 28, 2018
Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, June 27, at 4:00 pm local time, SAMS-supported al-Giza Hospital in Dara’a was targeted by six airstrikes, killing SAMS medical worker Mohammad Fahd, and severely damaging the facility. Three medical personnel were injured in the attack, including a lab technician and two medics, as well as 25 patients. The same day, airstrikes on western al-Ghariyeh killed another medical worker, Asaad Zoubi, who worked at a SAMS-supported blood bank in the town.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear SAMS members and supporters,
My six years providing care for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) could not have prepared me for the complexity and gravity of the psychosocial wellbeing in refugee settlements in Lebanon.
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
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