October 15, 2020

Meeting the Growing Health Needs of Women and Children Refugees

Walking into a refugee camp is like walking into a desperately overcrowded slum. Many houses are about to collapse, and most people needing care are not able to access hospital treatment. Those most seriously ill die.

Giving women and children new lives and hope in such situations is critical. Lack of access to health care means that there are high rates of deformity, disability, and mortality.

Remas Al Ali, 4, lost her hair and many doctors told her family that it will no longer grow again.

Remas family visited a pediatric clinic supported by SEMA US and started their therapy journey with Dr. Akram. He set a long term therapy plan after he did a clinical evaluation for her.

Three months later, the hair started to gradually grow again, and today the girl’s hair grows completely. Thanks to the accuracy and humanitarian treatment that the clinic offers for its patients.

Our Women and Children Clinic in Lebanon provides general medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare access. The outpouring of interest and support from our donors keep improving women’s and young patients’ adherence towards a healthier quality of life. 

SEMA US is working on multiple levels to secure healthcare reform, provide access to services, and raise awareness about women and children’s health and the need to take action.

Lebanon’s public health system has shown a lot of resilience throughout multiple crises but is now under severe strain. So many more families and refugees are pushed to the edge of poverty and despair. As this crisis continues to unfold, Their ability to survive depends on humanitarian organizations like us and on the continued generosity of people like YOU. 

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