Update: The MENTOR Initiative’s humanitarian response following the earthquakes in Syria and Turkey

MENTOR’s team in northern Syria have repurposed five mobile clinics that are typically used for diagnosing and treating leishmaniasis, to provide critical healthcare and trauma kits in the worst affected areas in Aleppo and Idleb governorates.

Our highly experienced medical officers and assistants are working from the mobile clinics to treat a range of trauma injuries such as cuts and broken limbs. The mobile clinics are also being used to transport patients with more serious injuries to health facilities further away.

MENTOR have donated critical medical supplies to seven health facilities and two mobile clinics run by local partner organisations: Ataa, Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), Independent Doctors Association (IDA) and Dünya Doktorları Derneği (DDD). MENTOR medical officers have also been supporting health facilities in Jandairis, one of the hardest hit areas.

“The tremendous work provided by our earthquake emergency response team to the affected populations in northwest Syria is beyond them being aid workers – it was the human urge to serve and care for the ones in need. We all cherish their sublime confidence and professionalism demonstrated over the past week.” – Mohamad Agha Alkalaa, MENTOR Initiative Regional Operations Manager.

We are grateful for the support from USAID/BHA, the Syrian Cross-border Humanitarian Fund and the generous donation of trauma kits from SC Johnson.

Image: Medical officers with a young boy and his grandfather in one of MENTOR’s mobile clinics