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.


  • Population

    17.9 Million

  • age

    Median Age
    23.3 Years

  • life

    Life Expectancy
    68.41 Years

  • life

    Internally Displaced Persons
    7.6 Million

  • life

    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.



Dr. Mostafa Monjid in Erbil, Iraq

"In my work, I feel the misery inflicted on the refugees and displaced people. I experience with them their distress after a difficult journey from their homes to Erbil. By offering them free medical care, we manage to increase their quality of life. "



Goline Yassin in Erbil, Iraq

"I still remember the sound of the bombs. On October 6, 2014, there was very heavy bombing, and many people died. We fled on foot to the Turkish border. We could not take many clothes because we had to walk and could not carry a heavy bag. We walked for nine hours until we reached the border."



International Medical Corps Advises Children of the Syria Crisis Need Mental Health Care

THE HAGUE--International Medical Corps’ leading mental health specialist has highlighted the need to engage the Middle East’s displaced children and youth in meaningful activities and making mental health and psychosocial support easily accessible by integrating such services with health clinics and community centers.



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