Multiple disasters have struck simultaneously across continents, severely impacting millions of people.
Medrar Foundation is working at an international level in responding to disasters and provide emergency assistance to those most in need. Below is a summary of emergency relief work that is currently being conducted by Medrar:
Lebanon currently is a home to more than 1,000,000 Syrian Refugees and 400,000 Palestinian refugees. Medrar Foundation is focusing on tackling the poverty levels and humanitarian conditions found in the Syrian and Palestinian camps in Lebanon. To this end, we have been providing humanitarian needs for refugees and assisting in rebuilding and rehabilitating the unsafely built, poorly insulated, damp and leaking housing conditions in the camps – until such time when they return to their homeland.
Furthermore, we aim to assist those from any nationality who are in dire need for food, water and health-care, by providing direct and immediate assistance, yet also we aim to enable those in need to eventually help themselves. Medrar has a vital role in funding and assisting educational and orphanage institutions in Lebanon.
Niger is one of the ten poorest countries in the world. Drought is a common natural calamity in Niger. It often undergoes a phase of severe food crisis. 63% of its total population lives on below $1 a day. Adult literacy rate is as low as 15%. Life expectancy spans up to 46 years. A number of people die of hepatitis A, diarrhea, malaria, meningococcal meningitis and typhoid fever. Other the lack of health institutions and nutrition, the people of Niger are suffering from the unclean drinking water that they have.
Medrar Foundation is helping the people of Niger in building health clinics, water boreholes providing clean water, food and nutrition and other means of support. Medrar is assisting in providing proper educational institutions that would enhance the skills and knowledge of the people of Niger so that they can further invest what they have acquired for a better socioeconomic well-being.
The current situation in Gaza is very tense, with the outbreak of war a real possibility. A number of announcements and actions, such as the evacuation of government buildings indicate the real threat of war.We have taken the threat of war seriously and have started emergency preparedness activities, such as purchasing items for emergency food and medical supplies.
Sporadic rain in 2010 has led to a severe drought in the Puntland region of Somalia. In a region that is dependent upon rainfall, crop production has reduced substantially and some livestock has died. We are preparing an emergency response that will involve essential food distributions, supplementary feeding for children and medical provisions.
It is a proven fact that over half of the population of Mali has no access to clean water. 28% of the population is undernourished and over half of all babies are not delivered by skilled health personnel. 1 in 16 women face risk of dying from childbirth-related causes and there is an average of 8 doctors per 100,000 people. Only 19% of the population is literate and over half of all school-age children are not enrolled in primary schools. Mali’s population is witnessing extreme poverty and health chaos.