Explore the photos and stories gathered from Dr. Oz's summer trip to Syrian refugee camps.
While on his annual summer trip to Turkey, Dr. Oz visited Syrian refugee camps on both sides of the Turkey-Syria border for the first time. With the help of Turkish Emergency Services (AFAD), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Turkish Red Crescent, Dr. Oz was able to meet with some refugees who have endured the unimaginable, hear their heartbreaking stories of resilience, and witness their day-to-day lives firsthand. Click through the gallery to see some of the telling moments that were captured.
Checking in With the Children
While in the camp, I examined a 14-month-old the old-fashioned way, without a stethoscope. She has mitral leakage and will require complex heart surgery. She’s being sent to Ankara Medical Center, and her family was so kind and appreciative of our time. One of the Syrian physicians in a Daesh-controlled area, Hatem Gibran, was told to stop treating women, so he escaped by saying he was traveling to another ISIS-controlled area. Instead, he ran to the Turkish border. Now, he is one of 500 Syrian physicians credentialed to practice in Turkey helping young children much like the toddlers I examined.