Are you a medical professional? Can you spend a few days helping Syrian refugees?

By March 13, 2013

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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  • Anitha David says:

    Hi, I am a dentist living in India. I am interested in joining any Christian medical teams heading towards the Syrian refugees

  • Sharon Felten says:

    Thank you for your interest in helping. I have sent some information to your e-mail address.

  • Hello…

    I am a retired american dentist in good health and spirit.

    I will be. available February to June 2015 to
    help the Syrian refugees.

    If interested call me.

  • I am a practicing dentist in the US (Georgia) and I have repeatedly contacted SAMS to inquire bout going to Turkey or Lebanon to provide volunteer dental care to Syrian refugees and I have not received one response. I have loads of pediatric experience, I rarely refer extractions, and I have over two years of mobile dentistry experience.
    Please let me know i there are opportunities available.

  • Katey Hearth says:

    Thanks for your interest in helping BGR with this project Sean! There are still opportunities to help out in Syria/northern Iraq, you’ll just need to connect with BGR’s staff here:

    Thanks again for your interest, please let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help!

  • Julia says:

    I am a qualified Dental Nurse from the UK.
    Please let me know of volunteering opportunities taking place from now until September.
    Thank you!

  • Amy Adkins says:

    I am a registered nurse interested in assisting in medical assistance.i have been a nurse over twenty years with major focus of general med surg. How do I find out what services are available that I can help with?

  • Hi I am a dialysis nurse ready to retire but have lots to give. Interested in volunteering for Syrians people. Available to leave at anytime. Please send me information please . I don’t know if it matters I’m a Canadian nurses with medical surgical public health nursing supervision er nursing 35 years of experience. Thank you Carolyn mascioli

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