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There are over 1.3 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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Medical Relief for Syrian Refugees

Situation

Civil war inside Syria has caused an estimated 100,000 deaths so far. Estimates place over 1.3 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The Lebanese government and local and international agencies working in Lebanon are becoming overwhelmed by the Syrian crisis. Intense pressure has been exerted on all sectors of Lebanese society since the crisis began. The Lebanese government has resisted the formation of refugee camps for the Syrians because of the costs the government would incur. There are tremendous gaps in support for the refugee population, particularly in the health sector. Many refugees are unable to receive health care from Lebanese hospitals and clinics. Children and women (especially women of child bearing age) suffer most.

Project Goals

  • Provide direct medical services to Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley who do not have access to health services
  • Decrease illness and reduce mortality of the Syrian refugees there, especially women and children
  • Provide a program of mobile medical units with direct medical services to maintain the health of the Syrian refugees
  • Monitor and prevent epidemic outbreaks of cholera, acute watery diarrhea, tuberculosis, and measles
  • Facilitate a community-based health education program to prevent disease or reduce the severity of disease of the refugee men, women and children
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A road through the refugee camp where MTI is providing care.

Every gift makes a difference:

$15 gives tooth care sets to 10 Syrian refugee children- preventing painful infections

$108 pays for an extraction/filling, helping a refugee child in chronic pain receive desperately-needed relief

$109 ​provides potentially life-saving non-communicable disease medication, treatment, or training



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Program Offerings

  • Prevent and reduce the impact of disease on children, women, and men in the settlements.
  • Support in-country personnel, logistics, medicines, trainings, and volunteer medical teams.
  • Provide services to monitor and prevent epidemic outbreaks of cholera, AWD (acute watery diarrhea), TB and measles in the settlements.
  • Increase health education in the settlement communities by identifying community health workers (CHW) from within the community who will be trained to monitor the health of women and children.
Donate today to our Syrian refugee relief program.

Partners

  • Humedica
  • Heart for Lebanon
  • Ministry of Health

How will you respond?