This project supports the staffing and running costs of the Wadi Khaled ambulance station, as well as the rehabilitation of the Tripoli Blood Transfusion Centre (BTC) of Lebanese Red Cross. NLRC has been supporting the Wadi Khaled ambulance station since the beginning of the Syria Crisis. This station is located near the Lebanese-Syrian northern border; the area was the main route for evacuating injured Syrians at the early stage of the crisis. Currently the station and the BTC are targeting Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese host communities. The Wadi Khaled Station and Tripoli Blood Transfusion Centre are essential for the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC) outreach efforts in the area, and provide Syrian refugees and the local communities with access to pre-hospital health care. After this rehabilitation this BTC will meet Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) standards and will be able to continue delivering its blood units to both Syrian and Lebanese beneficiaries (600 on monthly average, with on average 50% for Syrians and 50% for Lebanese).
Wadi Khaled and Tripoli
This project finances staff and running costs for the ambulance station, as well as the development of communication materials to raise awareness of its important role in the border area between Lebanon and Syria. The project also finances rehabilitation costs of the Tripoli BTC.
Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities