Native-Language Medical Advice for Syrian Refugees



Over 4,000,000 persons are now in squalid refugee camps and 800,000 more have moved into a Europe which is increasingly reluctant and incapable of handling their medical and psychological needs. IMCRA offers a unique and effective solution by providing free access to the world's greatest concentration of Arabic and Urdu-speaking specialists in medicine, psychology and the psychosocial sciences outside of the Middle East.
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We are living in an age of rampant insanity and violence where steadily expanding extremist sects dedicated to little more than wholesale murder have thousands of eager recruits and adherents. The devastation wrought by mindless violence has shattered the lives of hundreds of thousands of decent people and families. Medical and mental disorders are becoming rampant in these populations. Foreign aid, food and clothing is insufficient when skilled native-language medical attention is scarce.


The region within a 200 mile radius of New York City has the world's greatest concentration of specialists in medicine, psychology and the psychosocial sciences. This includes dozens of Arabic and Urdu-speaking clinicians expert in the recognition and treatment of trauma-related mental disorders. Our faculty specializes in crisis medicine, social services and post-traumatic psychopathology and is ready and willing to provide professional help securely and privately where it is most needed.

Long-Term Impact

Audiences are individuals, families and onsite native medical professionals. Offerings are core 8-12 min online/smartphone video modules in Arabic, Urdu, English and other languages. With each module, we provide an abstract, a descriptive blurb, a list of references, an image library, downloadables, and a toggle for interacting with the responsible faculty member. Each module comes online every 2 weeks starting in January 2016 and remains accessible for 3 years. Use metrics are via Vzaar.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


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Home site for UN Syrian crisis efforts

Organization Information


Location: New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Thomas G. Hedberg
New York, New York United States
$450 raised of $24,100 goal
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$23,650 to go
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