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Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Situation: Lebanon

Civil war inside Syria has killed thousands directly-- and forced millions to risk death as they flee for safety. Estimates place over 1 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.

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, targeting the most prevalent causes of poor health (noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, etc.)
  • Ensure refugees have access to exams, health services and medications by supporting local primary health clinics
  • Help improve maternal health by ensuring pregnant women receive a minimum of four health visits, receive an ultrasound and receive diagnostic testing
  • Use a community health outreach network to encourage that parents bring their children to the primary health center for vaccination
  • Facilitate a community-based health education program to prevent disease and empower refugee men, women and children in Lebanon


Partners

  • Humedica
  • UNHCR
  • Local primary health clinic


Did you know?

There are over 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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A road through the refugee camp where MTI is providing care.

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