Project Name: Medical Relief in Syria
Charity Partner: Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS)
Program date: 2016
Funds raised: $124,000
During these terrible times, SAMS provides medical relief to the Syrian people through their specialized facilities. With more than 80% of Syrian hospitals either destroyed or abandoned, children and pregnant women face dramatic situations on a daily basis.
RCRT is partnering with SAMS, to entirely fund the operations carried out at SAMS’ paediatric facility in Idlib (for a 12-month period), where thousands of children and women are treated every year. In addition, after several Polio-free years, Syria has recently seen an outbreak of this dangerous and highly contagious disease, so the facility will also serve as a base for the whole region (north-western Syria) for implementing a Polio vaccination campaign for all children under 5 years.