Distribution of shelter kits (including plastic sheeting, vinyl, and wood planks) to improve the durability and resilience of tents against weather and environment. Distribution of basic non-food items to new arrivals to provide families with basic cooking utensils, mattresses, and blankets. Medair is distributing over 5,800 shelter kits and 1,620 non food item kits by the end of the year, serving over 36,000 people.
Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
As there are no field hospitals operating in Lebanon, unlike other host countries, the burden of meeting refugees’ secondary health care needs falls on the existing public and private hospital system. Providing health care in this way greatly strains the resources of the hospitals treating this population, and hospitalizations can be extremely costly.
Since January, through contracts with 17 hospitals, International Medical Corps has supported treatment for 11,695 inpatients and 1,752 outpatients. 90 percent of these patients are women, children and elderly.
For the mobile clinics: In the North we are covering all wadi Khaled and Akkar based on need. In Beirut the clinic covers the Beirut Southern suburbs. In the Bekaa we cover Houch el Harim, Khiara, Ghaze, and Marej. In the South we cover all areas based on need
In collaboration with local gender-based violence (GBV) partners, International Medical Corps is working to increase the capacity of outreach workers to detect GBV and domestic violence cases, to create a safe place for the survivors of such abuse, and to promote gender equality and female participation within both refugee and host communities. In June, International Medical Corps’ mental health team opened two community centers, in the North and central Bekaa, where, in addition to psychosocial supports, protection and GBV programs will be implemented.
free mental health and counseling services and psychosocial support, in addition to referrals to specialized hospitals.
International Medical Corps has also been working to integrate mental health into primary health care, as well as build capacity for the identification and awareness of mental health needs by training community members.
Primary Healthcare services provided to registered Syrian refugees through these clinics at reduced fees. International Medical Corps not only contracts clinics, but often also enhances their service provision and sustainability through management training programs and the provision of medication and equipment.
As for the PFA session, we’ve conducted in the Beqaa recently – over the past two months two sessions, and will be conducting sessions in the future post September period starting October 2013.
In December 2011, IMC organized 2 day training on PFA for frontline workers in direct contact with Syrians displaced in the North. Seventeen (17) participants attended and were part of the PFA training that was conducted in the north to appease the influx of displaced Syrians. The participants were from the following organizations: (a) the Lebanese Ministry of Social Affairs [MOSA], (b) the Lebanese Red Cross [LRC], (c) the Danish Refugee Council [DRC], and (d) Save the Children. The training was conducted on two consecutive days (21/12/2011 and 22/12/2011).
Since April 2013, Handicap international have supported provision of mental health rehabilitation services with special focus on children with mental health problems refugees from Syria living in North and Tyre camps and gatherings.
- Till the end of June, 48 children refugees from Syria have benefited from provision of individual, and/or co-therapy and/or group therapy multidisciplinary mental health rehabilitation services to children based on their needs initially assessed.
HI launched this emergency project in mid march and has already recruited a team of 18 persons, set up a stock to receive a total of 2,520 Non Food Items Kits and 2,100 Food Parcels from the United Nation World Food Program.
Whilst assessment started in the 1st week of April, the first distribution took place on the 2nd week of April with a total of 147 households who received a complete package till date. In the coming weeks the teams will work to full capacity with an estimated 350 kits distributed per week until mid June.