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MAP International providing medical relief to Syrian refugees

By Maria Saporta

Atlanta-based MAP International is providing medical relief for Syrian refugees displaced by its Civil War.

MAP International, a global health organization is working in concert with Integral Alliance of Christian relief agencies, which is based in England. More than 1.4 million refugees have fled Syria, seeking safety in camps along the border in Lebanon and Jordan.

MAP is providing emergency health kits filled with enough medicines to treat 10,000 people for three months.  Reports indicate that refugees are suffering from illnesses due to the cramped conditions within the camps.  Refugees are also beginning to suffer from malnutrition and are afflicted with trauma resulting from war injuries, according to a MAP International press release.

““These figures are terrifying ,” said Antonio Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. “This is not just frightening, it risks becoming simply unsustainable.”

Each emergency health kit costs MAP $15,000.  MAP is seeking the support of donors to provide medicines for as many refugees as possible.

In times of disaster, MAP International provides immediate humanitarian assistance and relief aid, including medicines and healthcare supplies to people left homeless and without access to basic services.

MAP partners with people living in conditions of poverty, to save lives and develop healthier families and communities. Recognized for its 99 percent efficiency rating, MAP responds  to the needs of those it services by providing medicines, preventing diseases and promoting health the create real hope and lasting change. For more information on how MAP is aiding Syrian refugees, please go to map.org.

Integral is a global alliance of 18 Christian relief and development agencies, working together to present a more effective response to poverty worldwide. Integral’s goal is to see holistic transformation for more poor people, through providing collaborative opportunities for its Members in the areas of Disaster Management and Collaboration and Innovation.

Maria Saporta

Maria Saporta, Editor, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.


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