Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees

by Project HOPE
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees
Help Provide Health Care for Syrian Refugees

As the GlobalGiving Syrian Refugee Matching Campaign continues, we wanted to share a story from our HOPE volunteers in the field that shows how valuable your support of our programs is.


Halile Basehir is an 18-year-old refugee from Afghanistan with cerebral paralysis. One night, he was brought to HOPE volunteers seeking medical care, suffering from a high fever and febrile convulsions. He was taken immediately to the nearest hospital to receive treatment. Following his stay in the hospital, Project HOPE volunteers made regular visits to the tent where Halile and his family were living to assess his condition. They spent timing talking to his mother, who cried, recalling how they had to carry him on their backs during their journey to Macedonia. Halile continues to be cared for by our volunteers, and is taken to the hospital for regular check-ups. While life has not been easy for Halile or his family, Project HOPE has been able to provide them with critically needed medical care and support to help them during these difficult times.


We hope that you will consider making a donation to help support individuals like Halile and his family. Thank you for your generosity!

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The GlobalGiving Syrian Refugee Matching Campaign has officially begun! We hope that you will consider supporting our project, as your donation will be matched at 50% by GlobalGiving.org in an effort to help those effected by the refugee crisis. Your generosity will support Project HOPE’s programs and volunteers who are helping to deliver essential health services and supplies to refugees in Macedonia.

“Every day they are waiting for us at the entrance, calling our names, which gives us strength for the working day.” –Project HOPE volunteer

Our HOPE volunteers work tirelessly in their efforts to help provide the best support and care possible. One volunteer comments, “There were days when we had almost 100 examinations and interventions on a shift, sometimes up to 10 transports to the hospital and medical emergencies that kept us on our feet for field work.” With over one million people requesting transit into Macedonia as refugees just in the last month, the need for more supplies and volunteer support is growing.

The generosity of our donors is what makes our work and the work of our volunteers possible. Thank you for your support!

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Maximize Your Impact! Help us Support the Health and Wellbeing of Refugees in Macedonia

Project HOPE is extremely excited to be participating in GlobalGiving’s Syrian Refugee Matching Campaign! From July 12th to August 16th, GlobalGiving.org will be offering a 50% match to all donations made in support of our efforts providing health care and humanitarian aid to refugees in Macedonia. Not only will this campaign strengthen our efforts to deliver critically needed health services and care to refugees but it will also provide donors like you the opportunity to maximize your donation’s impact on the lives of those most affected by the crisis. 

Your support over the next month will help individuals such as 18-year-old Hiba, a refugee who received medical aid from Project HOPE volunteers. Hiba, whose fiancé is still in Syria, was eight months pregnant, suffering from lack of nutrition and severe stress. Thanks to the efforts of the Project HOPE team, Hiba is now seeing a psychologist and has regular visits and health assessments to help improve her condition. Project HOPE has been committed to helping those affected by the refugee crisis, and with your help, we can reach new goals and provide even more funding to support lifesaving programs.

With the start of this campaign only a few days away, we hope that you will consider making a small donation over the next month in support of stories like the one above. We also encourage you to share our project page with your peers to spread the word about the impact we are making together on the lives of refugees in Macedonia.  And remember, the matching campaign only goes until August 16th, so time is of the essence!

Project HOPE is extremely grateful to all of our amazing donors who help make our programs possible. As we begin this exciting month with GlobalGiving’s Syrian Refugee Relief Matching Campaign, we want to thank everyone for your participation and generosity. We will continue to update you on our efforts over the next month and show you the impact of your generosity on children, families and individuals who are in need of health care and services during this dire time in their lives. 

To make a donation, visit our project page: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-provide-health-care-for-syrian-refugees/.

Thank you as always for your continued to support and we look forward to staying in touch with you during this campaign!

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Amina
Amina

The Syrian Refugee Crisis continues to effect so many, with the number of refugees entering Europe rising from around 12,000 in 2015, to over 130,000 as of March of this year.  With support from our donors, Project HOPE is continuing to provide medical supplies and has delivered over 2,200 volunteer hours, treating more than 3,000 refugees affected by the crisis.    

We wanted to share one young girl’s story with you that shows the impact your support of Project HOPE’s work has made on her life during this difficult time.

Amina is a seven-year-old girl who fled Syria with her mother and two brothers and is currently staying at Tabanovce transit center, on the Serbian border. Not long after arriving, Amina became sick, and after three weeks of requests, her mother was finally able to get her seen by a doctor. After further testing, Amina was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection combined with emotional stress. Project HOPE volunteers learned from Amina’s mother that her emotional stress was due to the fact that they were separated from Amina’s father and older sister, who had already made it to Germany. Amina cried every time she would hear people talk about the closed borders, fearing she would never see them again. The Project HOPE team took care of Amina’s therapy and helped her cope with the emotional crisis she was facing. Thanks to the efforts of our Project HOPE volunteers, Amina is now playing again with the other children and can be seen running around, laughing, and giving hugs to our volunteers.

We want to thank our donors for your support, because without you, stories like Amina’s would not be possible. In a letter written by Project HOPE volunteer Krenare Jashari, who was once a refugee herself, she says, “From my personal experience, I can truly say that being forced to flee your home and leave behind everything that’s familiar and dear to you is one of the toughest challenges anyone can face. However, seeing how various NGOs such as Project HOPE are working together to offer basic needs such as food, water, shelter and access to health services, really makes me proud of my colleagues who work hard day and night to help the refugees through the darkest moments of their lives.” She ends the letter saying, “Let’s all take a moment to reflect on the things that really matter and help a little every day to make the world a safer place.” With your continued support and generosity, we can work together to do just that.

To learn more about HOPE’s work in Macedonia, please visit our webpage

Project HOPE volunteers at transit center
Project HOPE volunteers at transit center
Children at the transit center
Children at the transit center

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In honor of the upcoming National Volunteer Week, April 10 – 16, Project HOPE is recognizing the commitment of its volunteers providing life-saving health care and services to those most in need – especially those in Macedonia helping refugees and their families, like Dr. Angel Trposka.  

“We are here to help in any way we can and happy to provide care to these people suffering from severe diseases and illnesses,” Project HOPE volunteer in Macedonia, Dr. Angel Trposka

Just since January of 2016, HOPE volunteers and medical staff, like Dr. Trposka, have treated more than 1,000 patients passing through the transit centers in Macedonia as they continue their journey.  Most of these patients have been children with illnesses such as fevers and head lice and adults suffering from bronchitis and diabetes. 

Project HOPE volunteers have not only been treating patients but have also been handing out blankets and food throughout the refugee camps in their spare time and helping patients stay with their families.  A new team of volunteers consisting of a doctor, nurse and logistician arrived in Macedonia on March 15 and began helping at the northern border; however, the need for medical personnel only continues to grow.  Project HOPE is currently working to secure a third team of local Macedonian volunteers to provide additional support.

In addition to volunteer support, Project HOPE has shipped more than $2 million in donated medicines and supplies to the Macedonian Ministry of Health to-date, supporting medical facilities serving refugee transit centers.  Project HOPE was also recently recognized by the MOH as their best partner in the response to the crisis. 

Our work, and the work of our volunteers, would not be possible without the generosity of donors like you.  Your support enables us to provide quality health care and services, directly impacting the lives of children and their families affected by the refugee crisis.  Thank you!

To learn more about our work in Macedonia, click here. 

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Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Sarah Leonard
Millwood, VA United States

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