International Medical Corps has been helping those displaced in Damascus and other Governorates of Syria since the start of the conflict.
Simultaneously, we continue to support tens of thousands of the 5.6 million Syrians who have sought refuge in neighboring countries or further afield, including Lebanon,Iraq , Turkey nd Jordan. In addition, when the door briefly opened for refugees to enter Europe, International Medical Corps was there to assist them as they landed on Greek island beaches following oft-perilous journeys across the Mediterranean.
With operations based in Damascus, in 2017 International Medical Corps performed over 415,000 primary healthcare consultations, 15% of which were for children below 5 years of age; screened almost 9,000 children for malnutrition, provided over 3,800 people with mental health and psychosocial support, reached over 3,200 people with psychosocial activities; and provided emergency relief supplies to over 270,000 people. In addition, through its capacity-building interventions aimed at strengthening resilience among the affected population, in 2017 International Medical Corps trained nearly 1,800 local health workers in mental health and psychosocial services as well as protection services.