Health and rehabilitation

Within the humanitarian field we work with health care and rehabilitation. Occupation and lack of independence means that our target groups lack institutions that are willing and/or capable of taking their responsibility to offer health care. Often international organisations and the local civil society must step in to cover the needs. At the same time, occupation, long term refugee status and poverty lead to huge needs within the area of health care. In these situations we support organisations in the local civil society who offer health care. While we believe that the state (as opposed to international NGOs, religious institutions and private companies) should have the sole responsibility of providing health care, we do see that, in a situation of humanitarian crisis, other solutions are needed, although hopefully temporary.

Within this programme we support Human Call Association who runs a hospital in Ein El-Helwe refugee camp in Lebanon och Union of Health Work Committees who runs a hospital and several health clinics in Gaza.