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Relief & Assistance for Syrian Refugees

Situation: Lebanon

Civil war inside Syria has killed thousands directly-- and forced millions to risk death as they flee for safety. Estimates place over 1.3 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The Lebanese government and local and international agencies working in Lebanon are becoming overwhelmed by the Syrian crisis. Intense pressure has been exerted on all sectors of Lebanese society since the crisis began.

There are tremendous gaps in support for the refugee population, particularly in the health sector. Many refugees are unable to receive health care from Lebanese hospitals and clinics. Children and women (especially women of child bearing age) suffer most.

Project Goals

  • Provide direct medical services to Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley who do not have access to health services
  • Monitor and prevent epidemic outbreaks of cholera, acute watery diarrhea, tuberculosis, and measles
  • Decrease illness and reduce mortality of the Syrian refugees, especially women and children
  • Provide a program of mobile medical units with direct medical services to maintain the health of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon
  • Facilitate a community-based health education program to prevent disease or reduce the severity of disease of the refugee men, women and children in Lebanon

Situation: Greece

In Greece, MTI's work focuses on providing tools necessary to meet deadly strains in infrastructure facing refugees in registration camps. With 5,000 refugees arriving in Greece daily, and the volume of pregnant women, elderly and children increasing, poor hygiene and no money to afford basics like winter jackets and blankets, families are desperate for relief.

Without assistance, Greece, still reeling from recent economic crisis, is struggling to meet even the most basic needs of refugees. In some regions, 1,500+ refugees are living in camps designed for less than 300. With winter, poor sanitation access combined with freezing temperatures and rains spell disease and death.

Project Goals

  • Improve hygiene conditions for women and babies temporarily living on the three Greek Islands of Chios, Samos and Kos
  • Improve health and living conditions for refugees living on the Islands through medical and essential supplies

There are over 1.3 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon.


  • Humedica
  • Heart for Lebanon
  • Ministry of Health
  • IOCC
  • Apostoli
A road through the refugee camp where MTI is providing care.

Every gift makes a difference:

$15 gives tooth care sets to 10 Syrian refugee children- preventing painful infections

$108 pays for an extraction/filling, helping a refugee child in chronic pain receive desperately-needed relief

$109 ​provides potentially life-saving non-communicable disease medication, treatment, or training


Program Offerings

  • Prevent and reduce the impact of disease on children, women, and men in the settlements.
  • Support in-country personnel, logistics, medicines, trainings, and volunteer medical teams.
  • Provide services to monitor and prevent epidemic outbreaks of cholera, AWD (acute watery diarrhea), TB and measles in the settlements.
  • Increase health education in the settlement communities by identifying community health workers (CHW) from within the community who will be trained to monitor the health of women and children.

Donate today to our Syrian refugee relief program.
All gifts matched up to $100,000.

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