Catastrophic ailment relief programme (CARE)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Palestine Refugees in Lebanon, unlike Palestinians in other fields, are deprived from most socio-economic rights and cannot cater for the needs of their families. In Lebanon, 95% of Palestine Refugees do not have any health insurance or any access to the Ministry of Public Health’s coverage for hospitalization or medications for catastrophic diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis or Cancer.

In April 2011, UNRWA launched the “CARE Program” aiming at improving the accessibility of patients to the medical care needed and alleviating their financial burden. The Agency has allocated a start-up fund for this program and is looking for additional support from other stakeholders to respond better to the growing needs in this field.

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