Washington, DC – Nine Syrian-American activists traveled to Syria and Turkey on a SAC-sponsored trip from Dec. 25 to Jan. 4 to assess the humanitarian situation and visit Syrians dealing with the on-going conflict. The activists delivered $15,000 of aid to refugee camps along the borders, but they said their main goal is to use what they have learned to help develop better coordination between aid organizations working there.The activists went to schools in refugee camps in Turkey to help teach English and visited rehabilitation centers for wounded people. They surveyed four different camps in Syria where refugees are in desperate need of help. The activists found that refugees at Atmeh camp are living on one boiled potato per tent, per day. Some tents have over ten people. They donated money to pave muddy walkways, build toilets, and fuel generators in the camps. The group also donated $4,000 worth of flour to a suburb of Aleppo, which was enough to make bread for everyone in the town. While visiting the suburbs of Aleppo, the activists witnessed a horrifying attack when a TNT Barrel was dropped 500 meters away from them.