We are a medical relief organization

We provide critical medical care and humanitarian aid where its needed

Atlantic Humanitarian Relief

More than 2 million Syrians have fled from the fighting in their homeland

Atlantic Humanitarian Relief, Inc. (AHR) is a Boston-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (also non-religious, non-political) with volunteers from across the globe. In November 2012 board members of AHR – not being able to stand idly by without action – embarked on their first volunteer medical/humanitarian mission to Jordan to serve Syrian refugees. Since then, AHR organizes week long medical and humanitarian trips to aid Syrian refugees in Jordan. They work in makeshift clinics, community centers and refugee camps throughout the country treating thousands of patients per trip. Collaborating with other organizations dedicated to Syrian relief, they collect and distribute humanitarian aid and coordinate medical missions to areas of Jordan with little or no access to medical care. There are over 600k Syrian refugees in Jordan. In a week span, AHR provides primary and urgent care to thousands with limited to no access to healthcare.

Providing medical and humanitarian aid can only continue with your generous support.

Executive Officers

Humam Akbik, MD, FIPP, Chair & Mission Director

Humam is a nationally-ranked and Harvard-trained anesthesiologist and pain management specialist. Dr. Akbik is an independent practitioner and president of Cincinnati Comprehensive Pain Center. He formerly served as Medical Director, Department of Pain Management at Mercy Health Hospitals. He is dedicated to his practice, is a member of many renowned pain management organizations and has received several prestigious honors in his field, including the Excellence in Pain Practice Award from the World Institute of Pain designation as a Top Pain Management Physician in Cincinnati by Cincinnati Magazine, and is rated a Top Pain Management Specialist by U.S. News. Since 2011, Dr. Akbik has led numerous medical and humanitarian missions to Jordan to aid displaced Syrians. He serves as AHR International Mission Director.

Hachem Dadouch, MD Vice-Chair

Hachem is an emergency medicine physician in the Austin, Texas area. He is dedicated to his community in Texas and delivers exceptional patient care. Dr. Dadouch provides oversight of AHR’s national operations.

Manal Chahrour Suede, PharmD, Treasurer

Manal is a licensed pharmacist in Connecticut.

Beth Tammaro, RN Secretary

Beth is a Registered Nurse at the VA Boston Healthcare System with a specialization in Spinal Cord Injury rehabilitative nursing since 1985. Beth has been involved in medical missions to support displaced Syrians since 2012 and is actively involved in community and international volunteerism involving persons with disabilities.

Board Members

Lana Maali Alosh, PharmD

Lana is a clinical pharmacist practicing in Chicago. She has participated in two medical mission trips to Jordan to aid displaced Syrians. In addition to her professional goals and development, she is actively involved in numerous organizations, and also currently sits on the board of Reach Education Fund.

Mouhammad Jumaa, MD – Interventional Neurologist, UTMC

Aiman Rifai, MD

Aiman was born in England and raised in New Jersey and is an Orthopedic Surgeon with specialization in adult hip and knee replacements. He’s an associate professor of orthopedics at Seton Hall University and Director Total Hip and revision surgery St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. Dr. Rifai also trains residents in orthopedic surgery and is soon to become co-director of residency program at St Joseph’s. He is also Medical Director of North Jersey Hip and Knee Center. He has many journal and book chapter publications and academy poster presentations and has been a member of NAAMA since 1990. Dr. Rifai has been on several medical missions in the past to Jordan and is founder of Damascus Hope a 501(c) 3 with goal of assisting poor Syrians.

Khaled Bashjawash, JD

Khaled is an attorney based in New Jersey with a focus on civil litigation. Besides practicing law, he spends his time assisting non-profit organizations. He was a director of a private school and a trustee for another non-profit that assists refugees. Khaled’ interest in Syria comes from living there during 2009-2010.

Our Partners

We are so thankful for the generous support we receive through our partnerships with other organizations. Together, we are working toward addressing all the needs of the displaced Syrian populations who are in need. Please consider joining our mission and supporting our partners.