Medical Aid for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon
The Minister of State for Overseas Development, Peter Power T.D., today announced a funding package of €241,000 for the NGO, Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). The funds will be used for a maternal and child health outreach programme in the Nahr El Bared Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon.
Announcing the grant, Minister Power emphasised the Government’s
continuing commitment to support the Palestinian refugee population
in the West Bank and Gaza and across the Middle East.
“The dangers and uncertainties of the lives of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon were demonstrated last year by the appalling violence in and around the Nahr El Bared refugee camp. 85% of the homes in the camp were destroyed in the fighting. International assistance is urgently needed to rebuild and to meet vital humanitarian needs. This grant to MAP will focus on the most vulnerable of the survivors – mothers and children. MAP will use the grant to set up a team of outreach nursing care workers to support maternal health and tackle the risks of child mortality”.
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