Palestinians in Lebanon and the occupied Palestinian territory continue to live in a vulnerable and precarious state. The war in Syria and the resulting flow of refugees into Lebanon continue to put pressure on communities already living in poverty, while the ongoing military occupation and the risk of further escalations of violence threaten Palestinians living in occupied Palestine.
In 2016, MAP successfully developed and expanded medical training projects in Gaza and the West Bank to build hospital teams’ capacities to respond to emergencies and to reduce the number of patients having to travel outside to receive treatment. With 200 patients operated on by the new Gaza Limb Reconstruction team over the past two years, the Ministry of Health has saved £1m in referral bills. Pictured are the MAP-trained burns unit team in Nablus, West Bank.
We continued to support hospitals with essential supplies, dispensing $80,000 worth of medicines and supporting blood banks to collect 7,734 units in 2016.
In Lebanon, MAP’s support for life-saving hospital treatment for Palestinians displaced from Syria was expanded to cover the cost of vital medication for multiple sclerosis and cancer patients. 106 patients including 15 children received lifesaving treatment.