9 Years of War and No End in Sight
On March 15, 2011, a war erupted within Syria. It began when civil protests, born out of discontent with the Syrian government, were violently suppressed. The protests turned into an armed conflict that has continued for nine years — spread…
If You Build It, Will They Come?
While more than 100,000 Rohingya refugees came through our clinic doors for consultation and treatment last year alone, far too many women remain hesitant to make the short journey from their homes to receive medical care. It’s because of the unknown.
Boldly Breaking Barriers 4.2 Million Times
Supporters like you had a tremendous impact on people’s lives last year, and we’re excited to share just a handful of accomplishments before the release of our full 2019 Annual Report. Every number on this page represents a person. Someone…
Far From Home: 5 Refugee & Migrant Crises to Watch in 2020
We live in a world where 70.8 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes. War, genocide, starvation and economic crisis are forcing individuals to flee for their lives. We want to share the “why” behind five of the…
He Hid in a Latrine. Now He’s a Humanitarian.
Redwan lived in a small village in Myanmar with his wife, two children and extended family. On a quiet morning in 2017, they heard gunshots nearby and ran out of their home to witness a slaughter. The entire village —…
Timeline: 40 Years of Love in Action
From the launch of our organization in 1979, to our calling in 2019 — read about what it’s like to experience 40 years of love in action with Medical Teams International.
From Trauma to Thankfulness
Our team first met Harun in 2018, when he was 8 years old and had narrowly escaped the brutal violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar. The story of how his family became refugees — and the trauma he experienced —…
When Children’s Art Helps Heal a Community
Our work to provide loving care means that we don’t stop once physical needs are met. We continue working to meet people’s emotional needs as well. Our team on the ground has launched innovative programs to harness the joy and optimism of the Rohingya youth and make an impact on the entire community. Community Health Workers are the hands and feet that make that happen in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp.
More Alike Than Different: Meeting With Syrian Mothers
It takes courage for refugee mothers to leave their tents and spend an hour with Christina, the mental health worker from Medical Teams International. For 6 weeks, these ladies will speak candidly about their experiences fleeing from Syria to Lebanon, caring for multiple children, wondering where their husbands were, and worrying for their children’s future. All the while, living in close vicinity to neighbors without privacy.
Malaria’s Deadly Waiting Game
Mosquito nets save lives in refugee camps plagued by deadly malaria.