Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

MAPs Aids Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

MAPs Aids Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

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Dr. Fadi Al-Halabi, director of the Multi Aid Programs (MAPs), spoke to the Syrian American Council-Los Angeles (SAC-LA) in San Dimas, CA on July 21. Dr. Al-Halabi, who was a neurosurgeon in Syria, now resides in Lebanon along with more than one million registered Syrian refugees-the highest rate in the world when compared to the total number of host community citizens. According to UNHCR, half the refugees are school-age children. Al-Halabi believes education is crucial for displaced Syrian youths who will rebuild their country when the war ends.

Dr. Al-Halabi said his organization "started in a garage in Lebanon" and grew until it today includes 125 doctors and 150 medical assistants. Al-Halabi's mobile schools serve 3,500 refugees and employs 300 workers. They've now opened branches in Turkey and Germany.

The MSPs project in Arsal, the biggest Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon, focuses on schools and innovation. …

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