Syria

Syria and the Human Tide of Refugees

  • June 05, 2016

The desperation for millions fleeing the brutal war in Syria only adds to the humanitarian catastrophe facing the surrounding countries. As the struggle to provide families with basic services, especially health care, encounters more challenges, AmeriCares continues to expand work with partners in the region.

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An 85 year old man that escaped Syria with his son and wife 2 years ago. He is receiving aid through AmeriCares and our partner ANSAGIAD.
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Za’atari refugee camp – an aerial view of the sheer size of the facility in Jordan serving Syrian refugees
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AmeriCares staff and General Secretary of ANSAGIAD, standing with kids in a Syrian refugee community in Ankara, Turkey
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With Chairman of ANSAGIAD, greeting kids in a Syrian refugee community in Ankara, Turkey
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Syrian refugees on beach after arrival on Greek island of Lesbos
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One of many boats filled with refugees arriving in Greece after perilous sea journey
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Organizing Syrian refugees after their arrival
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SAMS supported mobile clinics bring primary care to displaced and hard-to-reach populations in Syria. Photo courtesy of Syrian American Medical Society.
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Preparing emergency shipment at Stamford HQ to help refugees
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Patients waiting for services in the Za’atari refugee camp.
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AmeriCares President & CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis and SVP of Global Programs Dr. E. Anne Peterson on a recent visit to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan
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Dr. E. Anne Peterson, SVP, Global Programs, meeting one of the very young Syrian refugees in Jordan.