Posted on January 08, 2016
Qatar Charity (QC) has undertaken the treatment of injured Syrians in Al Basha’er hospital in Tripoli, as part of its relief projects in Lebanon. To prepare the hospital to offer the needed help and follow up on patients’ treatment and recovery, QC secured a specialised medical and administrative team and equipped the centre with medical supplies.
 
At a cost of about QR700,000, the project secures treatment of the sick and injured among the Syrian refugees in Lebanon and seeks to provide medication to patients during treatment. The project has been implemented in cooperation with the Union of Relief and Development Associations in Lebanon to support a medical centre to offer rapid care to the sick and injured refugees. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Kaaby, Head of Relief Department, QC, said the project saved the lives of many injured and seriously ill people. 
 
He highlighted the deficiencies in medical services, difficulties in providing primary healthcare, performing surgical operations on the wounded, the deterioration of the medical field infrastructure, and the scarcity of medications and other medical requirements in Syria and these reasons would force the sick and injured to leave the country. 
 
At a cost of QR1.3m, QC has implemented in the past few weeks a project to support and equip medical points and health centres to enable them to receive the sick and injured Syrians who took refuge in Lebanon or were displaced in Syria. Eight health organisations in Syria and Lebanon benefited from the project. More than six million displaced Syrians and refugees benefited from QC’s relief projects until last October. From April 2011 until October 2015, the projects cost QR322m.
 
Due to their difficult conditions, the people inside Syria received 67 percent of aid at a cost of QR213m.  The rest were sent to the Syrian refugees in the neighbouring countries: 18 percent to Lebanon, eight percent to Jordan, 5.5 percent to Turkey and 1.5 percent to Iraq and other countries where some Syrians have taken refuge.
 
source: The Peninsula

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