Jordan (MNN) — Earlier this week, a U.N. official said that if the Syrian refugee crisis isn't averted, the number of people fleeing Syria could double, if not triple, by the end of 2013.
The U.N. said Sunday that the average number of Syrians who seek refuge in a neighboring country each day has risen from 3,000 in December to 8,000 in February. On Monday, a source within Jordan's armed forces told The Jordan Times that more than 1,400 Syrian refugees crossed the border within the last 24 hours alone.
Jordan is housing over 285,000 Syrian refugees. The UNHCR says this growing population is sapping the country's energy, health, and education services. Syria's other neighboring countries–Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey–are also feeling the strain.
It's a growing burden on aid agencies, too. The need for medical care is great among Syrian refugees. Thousands cross the border each day with little or no access to medical or dental services.
That's why Baptist Global Response (BGR) is calling for your help.
They're looking for doctors and dentists who are willing and able to care for Syrian refugees. BGR is also seeking skilled physical therapists, nurses, mental health specialists, and pharmacists. Find details here.
Not only is there an opportunity to provide much-needed medical care, there's also a chance to point hurting people to the Healer: Jesus Christ.
BGR has a medical and dental clinic in Jordan, and doors are currently open to serve the local Syrian Refugee Community, as well as poor Jordanian locals. While 1 to 9 is the optimal amount of people needed for this trip, BGR will take up to 12 volunteers. Teams could stay up to two weeks serving at the clinic, travel time included.
Ask the Lord if you're called to go. Pray that many would respond to His voice.
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