Lifesaving Kidney Dialysis in the Bekaa Valley

For: 32 Syrian refugees whose lives depend on weekly treatment
Beqaa Governorate, Lebanon
Organizer: Salam LADC
of $105,600 goal.
Raised by 90 donors
29% Complete
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The Story

Due to budget constraints, the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health has announced plans to stop providing financial support to Syrians who need haemodialysis treatment (kidney dialysis) after Monday 16th January 2017.

So far, we have identified 33 people in Bekaa Valley whose lives depend on receiving this treatment twice or three times weekly. We have committed to doing everything we can to help keep them alive.

The funds we raise will cover their treatment until an NGO, INGO or government assumes this responsibility. 

Each dialysis treatment costs approximately $130
The monthly cost per person is approximately $1600

Most of the affected people have children. Some are single parents. All are living in the Bekaa Valley close to the Syrian border, where hundreds of thousands of refugees displaced by the conflict are living in incredibly challenging conditions. With treatment they are able to live relatively normal lives, given the circumstances. Financial aid ensures the money they work hard to earn can be used to feed and care for their families.

We, at Salam LADC, have set a target of $86,400 as this is enough to cover treatment for 27 people for a 2 month period. We hope that during this time a sustainable fund will be found to cover the ongoing costs.

Please give what you can and share with your friends and networks. We need to raise the first $43,200 as a matter of urgency to ensure no-one misses any of their treatment as this would be life threatening.

If you are in Lebanon and do not have access to Paypalplease click hereto donate via our parallel fundraiser. 

Thank you

Salam LADC

With support from our friends at Help Refugees

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 29, 2017

Posted on January 29, 2017

We have received tremendous support but the fight is not yet finished. We have funds enough to support almost one full month of kidney dialysis here for all refugee patients in the Bekaa Valley. A sustainable solution is still in the works. Unfortunately these patients don't have the luxury of missing treatments.

Please continue to support their cause and provide them with hope for a long future.

Posted on January 23, 2017

Posted on January 23, 2017

We are happy to confirm that SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society) have agreed to cover the cost of treatment for 12 of the 32 kidney dialysis patients for a duration of 2 months. This is excellent news but we still need to raise $32,000 per month to cover treatment for the other 20 people. We still need your help to raise vital funds so please continue to share our fundraiser with your networks. 
We do not know how long we will have to continue to pay for this treatment. We hope that a government body or iNGO will soon assume responsibility. Until then, we are committed to doing everything we can to help keep the affected people alive

Posted on January 18, 2017

Posted on January 18, 2017

Thank you to those who have already donated.
Since launching this page Salam LADC's medical coordinator has identified a further 6 refugees in the Bekaa region who are also affected by this change in policy. All have already had their last treatment paid for by the state. We have added these 6 to the 27 people already identified so we have a new total of 33 people, meaning an increase in our initial goal to $105,600.

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