The EU Trust Fund supports access to primary health care, including consultations, vaccinations, medical examinations, and the provision of essential medicines, as well as health education activities. Through this priority sector, the Fund reaches over 4,200,000 million vulnerable refugees and locals in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and the Western Balkans.
Lai, 40, from Deraa, Syria, benefitted from the psychosocial support offered by the Youbla Primary Healthcare Centre with the support of the EU via the Trust Fund. The pressure he felt linked to his responsibilities towards the welfare of his family led to intense anxiety episodes. The doctors at the centre, however, were able to help him.
Al Ramtha Hospital is the only hospital in the governorate of Irbid, Jordan, and it serves around 240,000 people, including 70,000 Syrian refugees. As a result of the Syrian crisis and the influx of Syrian refugees in the region, the hospital had to be expanded to respond to the needs of the growing population and the need for emergency care. Thanks to the support of the EU, via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, UNOPS built a new Emergency Care Unit to help relieve the pressure and offer better and faster medical care.
Hiam, 69, is from Lebanon and 28-year-old Sahar, mother of 3, is from Halab, Syria. Both live in Saida and rely on the health services provided by the International Medical Corps (IMC), with the support of the European Union via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis. The name of the project, REBAHS, stands for “Reduced Economic Barriers to Accessing Healthcare Services”. Watch their stories and learn more about the work the European Union does in the region here: bit.ly/EUTFSyria.
Lai is a 40-year-old Syrian from Deraa, who moved to the north of Jordan with his wife and 4 children. They left everything behind in 2013 due to the war in their home country and built a new life from scratch. In a patriarchal society where men are seen as the sole breadwinners for their families, Lai felt that the survival of his loved ones was dependent on him.
They were stable and happy in Syria: Lai owned a home and goats and sheep...
Ahmad is an 8 year old Syrian boy who suffers from a disability. “I was so scared when the doctor told me that my baby had cerebral oedema," says Ahmad's mother. "I was in my fifth month of pregnancy.” Even though the doctor assured her that “he will have a normal life,” she noticed that her son was in fact different from most other children his age. It was clear to her that he was struggling from the way he walked, the way he moved, the way he played. She also noticed that Ahmad would often get frustrated, and even aggressive, when...
"The steep increase in emergency cases since the beginning of the Syrian war has put a strain on the services offered by the hospital to the point that serious investment in rehabilitating infrastructure was badly needed."
Al Ramtha Hospital, a public facility in the Irbid governorate, Jordan, serves approximately 240,000 people, of which 70,000 are Syrian refugees living in surrounding local communities. As a consequence of the Syrian crisis, the hospital’s emergency unit had to be expanded due to the increased need for emergency care.
"[At Al Ramtha Hospital] we have all major specialisations, with the exception of cardiology...