Lost Home

Lost Home

When the conflict started in Ukraine, millions of people were forced to flee their home and seek a shelter. It was such a difficult decision for everyone to leave their home town, but the desire to stay alive was stronger. Many people left everything that they have...
Guided by the Sound: Anecdotes from the Field

Guided by the Sound: Anecdotes from the Field

Humanitarian workers face challenging situations in their work and often have heart-warming stories to share. we talked with Ammar, one of our infrastructure and water, sanitation, and hygiene officers with Medair in Syria. Ammar shared a story from his experience in...
The Darkest Hours

The Darkest Hours

Due to the conflict in Ukraine, millions of people fled their homes. A growing number of people are left without a home, seeking refuge in collective reception centres in Poland before transiting to other destinations. For some families moving forward has been a...
“You need to be a strong person to live”

“You need to be a strong person to live”

Medair focuses on the most vulnerable, and in Jordan, this includes households that are female headed and with family members with disability. On a warm November morning, Medair’s Social Protection team conducted a special visit to Fawziyh’s home. Fawziyh received...
Sewing Season

Sewing Season

Regions all over Ukraine including the capital, have suffered significant damage throughout the conflict. At the time of the withdrawal of the troops, left behind them devastated zones and distressed populations deprived of essential services – like the need for...
Disability: A Barrier of The Mind

Disability: A Barrier of The Mind

The Syrian crisis caused the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives, poverty, and a worsening socio-economic situation. In Syria, 28% of the total population aged two and above live with a form of disability. “There’s a huge need when it comes to disability in Syria....
What I Can’t Live Without

What I Can’t Live Without

Starting a new humanitarian assignment isn’t easy. There’s paperwork to complete, a new language to learn, family and friends to say goodbye to. And then there is the age-old challenge of how to optimise some of the most prized real estate anywhere in the world: the...
Care for Caregivers

Care for Caregivers

Over the last few years, families with disabled people living in the tented settlements in Bekaa valley have been enormously affected by Lebanon’s ongoing socio-economic crisis. With a steady rise in socio- economic vulnerability and limited income opportunities,...
“The nine session effect”

“The nine session effect”

The context and hard conditions experienced by adolescents drives many of their mental health concerns. They can suffer in silence and are also afraid that they won’t be able to cope.  In Jordan, Medair supports vulnerable refugees and Jordanians to grow, learn and...
Cholera: A new threat to health in Syria

Cholera: A new threat to health in Syria

The world is still fighting a battle against COVID-19. Unfortunately, the threat to public health has doubled, with Cholera increasing this threat. Syria is one of the countries that has been affected by the rapid spread of Cholera.   Lack of access to safe drinking...
Restoring Deir-ez-Zor’s Lungs

Restoring Deir-ez-Zor’s Lungs

In May 2022, a sandstorm blanketed parts of Eastern Syria. Dust storms are a serious threat to health affecting the heart, lungs and nervous system.  Dust affects pregnant women impacting childhood development.   Without protection, dust can enter the mouth, nose,...
How to Mitigate Disaster

How to Mitigate Disaster

How do you mitigate disaster?  More specifically: how do you mitigate a flood?  That was a question we found ourselves asking in May 2021, when seasonal rains flooded Tunaydbah Refugee Settlement in Sudan’s Gedaref State. Unable to withstand the swirling floodwaters,...