Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria till end of March 2014 the Lebanese Red Cross EMS department has carried out approximately 4.455 transports and provided 5.206 times first aid to Syrian patients. Besides of this 5.164 other services had been provided by the EMS department of the Lebanese Red Cross to Syrians. In Wadi Khaled LRCS EMS provided 603 times first aid and 1.599 transports in this period. Before the Syrian crisis LRCS had only an EMS station in El Qbaiyat (Northern Lebanon). However the distance from this station to Wadi Khaled (where most refugees were crossing the border and settled down) is quite far. The EMS station in El Qbaiyat is approximately 45 minutes driving from Wadi Khaled. A temporary EMS station in Wadi Khaled is necessary to support the high number of (wounded) people displaced from Syria who have settled themselves in Wadi Khaled.
The goal of this Programme is to support the Lebanese Red Cross Society by contributing the temporary Emergency Medical Services station in Wadi Khaled, in order to facilitate the first aid to and the transportation of the wounded from the Syrian-Lebanese border area to Lebanese hospitals.
Benificiaries of this project are Syrian patients and those of neighbouring communities of the Wadi Khaled region.
Het Nederlandse Rode Kruis
Material relief assistance and services
Disaster Management Phase