Only a few kilometers separate the Syrian refugees from their home, but home has moved in further distance since several years. Terror, persecution and threats have forced more than 5 million Syrians to flee. There is no hope for an early return.
Cap Anamur is engaged in Jordan since 5 years. More than 600,000 Syrians have looked for shelter in the neighbouring country, thereof about 80,000 in the Zaatary camp. Everybody who can afford it tries to start a life outside the camps, but for most of the families the regular housing rent is too high. Despite meanwhile in some professions such as in agriculture it is allowed to work, wages are respectively low in these circumstances.
We started on site in November 2013 with a co-operation in a physiotherapist unit and a dental unit. When opening our first polyclinic in Ibrid in February 2015, we made a major contribution to health care for therefugees. The success in treatments and the numbers of patients confirm our engagement. Therefore we built a second clinic in Mafraq near the Syrian border and a third hospital in the city of Ashloun in May 2017.
All our hospitals offer a comprehensive dental treatment besides human medicine. A pharmacy is included in all hospitals. The treatments as well as medicines are free of charge for the refugees, who in most cases can hardly pay for living.
Rock in the waves in all Cap Anamur efforts is coordinator Dr. Saru Murad. The German- Syrian from Damascus not only coordinates our projects in Jordan, but leaded our cross-border projects within Syria from 2014 to 2016, when it became too dangerous in this civil war country.
With the opening of a dental unit in camp Zaatary some weeks ago Cap
Anamur was able to provide a comprehensive network for health care for the Syrian refugees. This is a success story in light of the complicated situation in Jordan, however a sad one.