Lebanon: Very important UN refugee well being centre reopens

Providers on the UN Reduction and Works Company for Palestine Refugees within the Close to East (UNRWA)’s Well being Centre II had been suspended final week following clashes between Palestinian armed teams on the Ein El Hilweh camp, the biggest Palestine refugee camp in Lebanon.

A minimum of 13 folks had been killed, greater than 60 injured, and hundreds displaced in 4 days of lethal violence, which broke out on 30 July. The camp additionally housed about 360 UNRWA workers, a few of whom had been trapped and one injured by the combating.

Hope for continued calm

Dorothee Klaus, Director of UNRWA Affairs in Lebanon, visited the camp on Wednesday, and expressed hope that the scenario stays calm.

“I heard right now of households unable to depart homes for days beneath fireplace and injured upon escape, kids crying of worry and girls’s hair turning white,” she stated, including that UNRWA will consecutively help clearance of rubble and reinstatement of broken water networks and electrical energy traces.

“A safe atmosphere is critical for UNRWA to function. We’re collaborating with companions to arrange clearance of affected camp websites as soon as doable, to make sure the security of the group and UNRWA workers from remnants of the warfare,” she stated.

Well being centres on the Ein El Hilweh camp

Ein El Hilweh camp, one among 12 refugee camps in Lebanon, was established in 1948. It’s positioned south of Saida in southern Lebanon.

The camp hosts two well being centres offering companies to a mean of 575 sufferers every day.  

Its companies embrace main healthcare, normal healing care, specialised consultations, prevention and management of communicable and non-communicable illnesses, pharmacy, dental, and laboratory testing.  

It additionally offers refugees with psychological well being help, and runs maternal, youngster and college well being programmes.

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