After 7 years of conflict due to the Syrian Civil war, the United Nations has identified 13.5 million Syrians requiring humanitarian assistance, more than 6 million which are internally displaced and around 5 million who are refugees outside of Syria. This has resulted in 1.5 MILLION Syrian Refugees living in Lebanon, amounting to more than a quarter of the population, the highest number of refugees per capita in the world.
The influx of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon has created a huge strain on the Lebanese economy resulting in a lack of resources to provide adequate health care, schooling and basic needs for Syrian Refugees.
Most Syrian Refugees in Lebanon live outside of camps in urban centers and informal shelters. These unsponsored shelters combined with the strain on the Lebanese economy makes it increasingly difficult for Syrian Refugees to have access to health care which is why we have partnered with with MultiAids Programs (MAPs) to provide free medical care for Syrian refugees in permanent, semi-permanent and mobile clinics primarily in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.