Medair has been present in the Middle East
since November 2002, with the objective of preparing for the present crisis.
Medair is currently active in Syria with a team of experienced expatriate
personnel. They are planning to work in collaboration with the United Nations
and the Syrian government to assist Iraqi refugees. This aid will be focussed
on the most critical needs identified, and is expected to include distribution
of cooking sets, blankets, and food supplies; management of camps and provision
of medical assistance.
Medair is also active in Kurdistan in
Northern Iraq, through its support for a local partner, in order to provide
assistance to internally displaced persons. Medair's team is following
the development of this rapidly changing situation, and will work with
both local and international organisations to ensure provision of quality
assistance and optimal use of resources.
Jean-Daniel André (Desk Officer)