The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is planning a six-day mission trip for American doctors to care for refugees in camps and ghettos in Jordan.
Jihad Shoshara, a 47-year-old pediatrician who was born and raised in Chicago and studied at the University of Chicago, is organizing the mission, which will send medical personnel on April 8 to the area around Amman, the country’s capital and the most populous city.
SAMS is the major nongovernmental organization within the United States, helping to care for Syrian refugees through mission trips with volunteers from throughout the United States and other countries. There will be nearly 70 volunteers for this trip, including pediatricians, internal medicine doctors, orthopedic and plastic surgeons, dentists and translators. It will be the second Shoshara leads.
“Basically, it’s meant to bring expertise to help care for the refugees,” Shoshara told Yahoo News. “They are refugees because they had no other options. And they’re not looking for anything beyond their own safety and trying to make themselves whole.”
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