SAMS Dental & Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Mission to Lebanon in May 2023
Since 2019, Lebanon has been facing an unprecedented economic, social, and political crisis that has caused widespread poverty, ongoing turmoil, and a collapse in basic services, including healthcare.
Currency depreciation, COVID-19, the Beirut port explosion of 2020, and rising global fuel and energy prices have worsened Lebanon’s already-dire situation, especially for Lebanon’s 1 million+ Syrian refugees, 90% of whom live in extreme poverty and have limited access to basic healthcare. More than 51% of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are below the age of 18 and 21 years continue to live in informal settlements.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon face unimaginable struggles accessing things we take for granted - food, housing, employment and basic health services. Access to essential dental care is non-existent for many.
Due to the often-traumatic experiences of fleeing their homeland and often dangerous and stressful conditions of their journey, refugees are at higher risk of developing dental problems, including infections, decay, and gum diseases.
To address this critical need, SAMS is organizing a medical/dental/surgery mission to Lebanon in May 2023, in partnership with Global Smiles for Miles. The mission will provide much-needed medical care and support to Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.
We are seeking your support to help raise funds for this noble cause. Your contribution will go a long way in providing essential medical care to Syrian refugees who have been forced to leave their homes and are living in dire conditions.
The mission will include a team of experienced 35 dental/medical/surgical volunteers from 7 countries and 9 subspecialists. The team will also work closely with local healthcare providers to ensure that patients receive the best possible care.
Your support can make a huge difference in the lives of Syrian refugees who are struggling to access basic healthcare. Please make a tax-deductible donation today and help us make a difference in the lives of Syrian refugees. Whether you donate $50 or $500, your donation will do a world of good!
Please mail donations to:
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation
PO Box 34115
Washington, DC 20043
To donate via a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), please contact your DAF administrator and request that your gift be made to the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation, Tax ID 16-1717058. Thank you!