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Read more about our recent Emergency Response in Syria

International Medical Corps began operating in Syria in 2007 to support Iraqi refugees who resettled in Damascus during the Iraq war. Since then, we have established ourselves as a key player in the health sector in Syria with strong technical capacity in primary health care, mental health and psychosocial support services, and related humanitarian assistance programs. We have continued to support Iraqi refugees and vulnerable host populations with a range of critical health services, including maternal and child health, mental health, psychosocial support, and gender-based violence prevention and response.

Due to the ongoing conflict in Syria, International Medical Corps has expanded our services to address the critical needs of affected Syrians both inside Damascus and in bordering countries where refugees are seeking shelter and humanitarian resources. We operate mobile medical services and support health care facilities in and around Damascus, providing primary health care, mental health care and psychosocial support, and distributing critical supplies. In addition, International Medical Corps has scaled up our Syria refugee responses services in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq.

QUICK FACTS

  • Population

    Population
    17.9 Million

  • age

    Median Age
    23.3 Years

  • life

    Life Expectancy
    68.41 Years

  • life

    Internally Displaced Persons
    7.6 Million

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    Fertility Rate
    2.68 children per mother

  • Infant Mortality Rate

    Infant Mortality Rate
    15.79 deaths/1000 live births

Resilience in Lebanon
With tears streaking his face, Numan*, 28, recounts his last 15 years in Syria. At the age of two, he was abandoned in the street by his biological parents. A family then adopted him. His adoptive father was intensely authoritarian and grew increasingly fundamentalist over the years.

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STORY FROM THE FIELD

New Life in Syria

While walking to work in a rural area of Homs, Elias was caught in an explosion. Not remembering anything, Elias woke up to find himself in a hospital and his leg amputated.


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STORY FROM THE FIELD

Lebanon's Tent Settlements

Lebanon does not have formal refugee camps for those fleeing the conflict in Syria. Many Syrian refugees do not have the money to rent an apartment, and living in an informal tented settlement is the only option for the most vulnerable and impoverished households.

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STORY FROM THE FIELD

Hamida's Story

Hamida is a mother of six children, all under 15 years of age. She arrived at the Najjar clinic in southern Turkey in one of our ambulances that transported her from the Syria-Turkey border after she was hit by shrapnel from a barrel bomb. Unfortunately, Hamida's story is not unique. She is one of more than 1.6 million Syrians who have come across the Turkish border, seeking refuge from a bloody war.

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We Have a Dream
Zaatari Youth talk about dreams and what they want to become in the future.