| Feb 3, 2021
Health assistance in times of a global pandemic
Insan's team in the field
As you all know Covid-19 pandemic is still not over and while Lebanon is waiting for the vaccine campaign to start, the country has gone through several local and national lockdowns to flatten the curve.
During the months of November, December and January we continued to provide medical assistance to refugees living in the camps. We handed them various medications such as painkillers and antipyretic pills (Panadol, Aspirin), flu medications, hypertension pills, digestive aids, heartburn and anti-nausea medications among others. We also provided financial support to beneficiaries in need of doctor’s appointments and examinations at a clinic or hospital. In these cases INSAN covered transportation costs and examination fees.
Because of the vast spread of Covid-19, high daily death toll and lockdowns almost all the psycho-social support activities were conducted remotely with the help of technology. Internet recharge cards were bought by INSAN and distributed to the beneficiaries so that they would be able to attend the online sessions. Physical intervention were carried out only with some high risk cases were remote online assistance would have been inadequate or impossible.
We sincerely hope that the arrival of vaccines in the coming months will help to put an end to the pandemic and free our already vulnerable beneficiaries from the additional burden.
Thank you for supporting us and the vulnerable communities in Lebanon.
PSS session with high risk children