Palestinian refugees in Lebanon suffer from a lack of access to medical care due to their political status. PCRF is one of the main nonprofits in the world providing medical care for children like 16-year-old Ahmed from Shatila refugee camp. He was in our Monthly Sponsorship Program and is now getting help through our Thalassemia Project, which we partner with Health Care Society to support dozens of children like him to get the medication and care they need. Children with thalassemia need regular blood transfusions and over time, iron from the blood can accumulate in their organs and make them sick.
For Ahmad, this meant he needed a very urgent surgery to remove his gallbladder. Because he was not able to get help through UNRWA, PCRF covered most of his surgery fees through our One-Time Surgery Program, with HCS covering the rest.