22-year-old Fatima* visited our Mental Health & Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) Center in Gaziantep, Turkey suffering from chronic depression, characterized by intense feelings of hopelessness and other symptoms. “I am constantly worn out and my life is in disarray. Every day feels like I’m being suffocated and that everything is out...
The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Foundation is a global medical relief organization that is working on the front lines of crisis relief in Syria, in neighboring countries, and beyond to save lives and alleviate suffering. SAMS proudly provides medical care and treatment to every patient in need.
STORIES FROM THE FIELD
Our psychosocial support (PSS) team in northwest Syria conducts frequent visits to IDP camps. One of our beneficiaries was 9-year-old Ghufran and her brother Mohamed who reside in an informal settlement. They were forced to flee their home in the southern countryside of Aleppo due to... READ MORE
Sabah is a Syrian refugee from Dara’a who fled to Jordan in 2013 after her house was completely destroyed in an airstrike. “I was suffering from blurry vision and white mucus in my eye. I didn’t know what it was. So, when I learned about the SAMS Mission through Facebook, my son... READ MORE
Ten hours after giving birth to their son Ahmed at SAMS-supported Maternity & Children's Hospital in Al-Atareb, the family rushed back to the facility because they noticed the yellowing of their baby's skin and eyes. Upon their arrival to the hospital, our medical staff immediately conducted... READ MORE
During our medical mission to Jordan in April 2018, New Jersey-based doctors Fares and Salem Samra met three-month-old Iyas. Iyas, who was born with a cleft lip, underwent surgery to correct this congenital condition. After a successful hour long procedure, we reunited the tiny patient with... READ MORE
Dia, 6, was one of our young patients in East Ghouta. Dia was injured in an airstrike attack on his home in the besieged area. Sadly, his mother was killed in the attack, and his sister was badly wounded. Dia suffered a spinal cord injury that paralyzed his lower limbs. He continues to... READ MORE
A pregnant patient arrived at a SAMS-supported medical center in Daraa, experiencing early labor. SAMS medical workers responded immediately, performing tests that revealed that she was expecting triplets. She received an emergency c-section, and we're happy to report that she now has three... READ MORE
Five-month-old Rukaya came to a SAMS-supported hospital in Idlib in critical condition. After performing several tests, doctors diagnosed her with pneumonia. They acted immediately, opening up her airways and providing oxygen, keeping her under close observation. Rukaya was admitted to the... READ MORE
IN THE NEWS
Loss and Resilience in the Time of a Global Pandemic: A story of a COVID-19 patient in northwest Syria
Northwest Syria continues to experience an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases. SAMS operates three COVID-19 centers in the area specialized in treating and managing severe cases of the coronavirus. We recently caught up with one of our patients who shared his moving story of how he and his father struggled...
2020 has been a challenging year for many of us. Yet, it has brought us together in ways we couldn’t imagine. The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly tested our values and shared humanity. SAMS is proud to represent over 1,500 medical professionals, scientists, humanitarians, and researchers who have been the...
95 cents of every dollar donated went directly into our programs in 2019.
- Programs: 95%
- Fundraising: 3%
and Admin: 2%