UPDATE: Devastating Winter Adds to Suffering of Syrian Refugees

Two months ago, MAP reported on the dire circumstances faced by Syrians residing in refugee camps along the Syrian border (see story below). 

This winter has been the worst anyone can remember. For many of the Syrian refugees living in Lebanon and elsewhere far from their home, it has been deadly. Snow collapsed their tents. Winds blew away their makeshift shelters. And then came the cold rain and sleet that flooded and washed away the meager goods they had left.

The weather has taken its toll on the young, old and everyone in between. Some have died from exposure and illness. Thousands continue to suffer the effects of untreated, serious illnesses.

They are in desperate need of medicine and medical supplies and our partners on the ground have come to MAP.

“We’re seeing respiratory infections and pneumonia,” said one doctor. “People are huddled together without adequate heat or nutrition for months. Those conditions take their toll. The babies are suffering some of the worst infections I’ve ever seen," said a pediatrician.

Read our blog from January 10 below - it has been a difficult winter for people who have suffered from this eight-year civil war. 

We need your help immediately to continue support for women and families who have already suffered the unimaginable.

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Devastating Rain & Winter Chill Adds to Suffering of Syrian Refugees

Imagine living in Tennessee or North Carolina when a cold front dumps freezing rain on your town. Now imagine if you lived in a tent or make-shift hut with no heating and that same cold front blew through your city. Or worse, the rains swept your tent away. 

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Migrants

 Imagine being forced to flee everything you've known, you and your very young children, leaving your home just to stay alive. Could you face winter in a refugee camp? How would you keep your children warm with only a canvass tent between you and the bitter cold?

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Choosing Charity Over Chocolate: Helping Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Kate McLeod wanted to make Halloween more meaningful for trick-or-treaters visiting her apartment this year. She felt uneasy about not buying candy for the kids who would soon be knocking on her front door. She decided to follow her heart’s direction anyway.

In her New York City apartment building, Kate is required to put a sign up so that the children know that they can knock when trick-or-treating.  She decided to do something different. Instead of a ‘please knock’ sign, Kate posted a note on her door asking the children to donate to Syrian refugees instead of receiving candy. Kate wondered how many children would choose charity over chocolate.

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One treatment at a time…

Mafraq, Jordan-The clinic waiting room was already filling up when the young woman walked in, carrying a baby in one arm and holding the hand of a little girl. She looked exhausted and the baby was whimpering as the little girl coughed heavily. Clearly, the entire family was very ill.

Topics: medical relief Syria $6 Billion Shipment Syrian Refugee Crisis refugee crisis Jordan

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