AMAR TEAMS ARE ON THE FRONTLINES DELIVERING EMERGENCY SERVICES TO REFUGEES, INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE AND OTHER UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS SUFFERING FROM THE OFTEN DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF HUMAN-MADE AND NATURAL HUMANITARIAN DISASTERS.
RAPID RESPONSE IS CRITICAL
When disaster strikes, people are driven from their homes. They lose loved ones, face violence and torture, experience hunger and thirst. They lose their livelihoods, their houses and their access to basic facilities.
AMAR works rapidly to respond to emergencies. Focusing on women and children, we serve refugees, internally displaced people and other underserved communities. We are careful to include those living outside of camps in all of our response efforts, as these groups are often the most vulnerable and miss out on the large-scale international responses that tend to target camps.
AMAR provides these groups with access to clean water, food, sanitation, medical treatment, shelter, blankets and clothing. We are committed to working with these groups on a long-term basis until assistance is no longer required.
ARE IN NEED OF HUMANITARIAN
ASSISTANCE, INCLUDING OVER 3.2 MILLION
INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE
We spent a whole day hiding from bombs and bullets before running to this camp. We hadn’t seen a doctor for two years because of ISIS. But, here, AMAR has given us the medical care we need. They are helping us live here with dignity.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL AID
We deploy primary healthcare teams to treat those wounded in disasters and to ensure those with chronic conditions or other health problems have access to the health services they need.
PROVISION OF EMERGENCY SUPPLIES
We distribute food, clothes and blankets to refugees and IDPs. All items are sourced locally by a procurement task force where possible and transported to strategic local warehouses for delivery.
PROVISION OF EDUCATION
We organise and run regular educational and vocational training for displaced adults and children to ensure that a humanitarian crisis has as little impact on their long-term future as possible.
ACCESS TO SAFE WATER
We ensure communities have access to clean water through purification projects within camps, rehabilitation of pumping stations and treatment plants, and the provision of reverse osmosis units.
WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES
We help rebuild waste disposal infrastructure by distributing garbage cans, using specially designed trucks to remove waste, and constructing and refurbishing sewage treatment plants.
When a community’s crisis recovery could take years, we refurbish and construct new healthcare and educational facilities to enable the sustained provision of vital services.
“It’s a disaster. So many people are fleeing Mosul, we have to do everything we can to help these families. My family was so lucky to escape the city just in time, but these people have had to live in terrible conditions for three whole years. When families arrive in the camp, they are scared and traumatised. I try to reassure them that they are safe and free from Daesh, and demonstrate that I am here for them. I want to help these neighbours of mine – we are, after all, one family in Iraq.”
– Khamena, an AMAR nurse in Qaymawa Camp