“You may forget where you buried the peace-pipe, but no one ever forgets where the hatchet is buried”. (Mark Twain) When we started to save refugees […] Read more
Key health facts
Life expectancy at birth: 78 years (women), 73 years (men)
Infant mortality per 1,000 births: 15
Doctors per 1,000 inhabitants: 1.5
Cap Anamur first got active in Syria in 2012.
Situation in the country
Since 2011 Syria has been embroiled in a civil war, which to a considerable extent has turned opaque and unpredictable due to the involvement of a large number of actors. Wide parts of the country are destroyed and offer the population neither a livelihood nor a perspective for the future. Roughly half the country’s population has fled their homes. Most try to seek refuge inside their own country. Others try to make it over the border to Jordan, Iraq, Turkey or Lebanon. All have in common a precarious situation, be it in their own country or abroad. Inside Syria, the Assad regime repeatedly bombs targeted hospitals and thus disrupts the health care system. Patient treatment now takes place in small, insufficiently equipped underground clinics. In neighbouring countries medical care is mostly only available for those who can afford the treatment and necessary medicines. Those without the necessary resources often go untreated. An end to the conflict in Syria is still nowhere to be discerned.
Basic medical care of displaced people inside Syria and in neighbouring Jordan.
In Syria we run two policlinics, in which we treat around 7,000 patients a month. Further, we support several underground clinics by providing them with medicines and supplies.
In the so-called berm in the border region of Syria, Jordan and Iraq we set up a container clinic next to a major refugee camp, treating around 150 patients a day. Following two attacks we had to temporarily suspend our work here.
On the Jordanian side we run three clinics in the cities of Mafraq, Irbid and Ajloun, in which Syrian refugees receive medical care free-of-charge.
Today, on World Refugee day over 65 million people are on the flight, which are more people than ever before. Their life stories are drawn […] Read more
>>> Online now: In our newest video, one of our staff members shows us the Cap-Anamur-Clinik in Syria:
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By Bernd Göken After the incident in September, during which two of my colleagues and me barely averted a kidnapping in Azaz, we worked intensely on […] Read more
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