International Network for Aid Relief and Assistance Inc.
We provide access to life-saving and life-altering medical assistance to children impacted by war in the Middle East.465355232
"I have been suffering for so long and it's still painful, but I now have hope and strength to bear the pain". Alaa Hassan, 17. Alaa's jaw was blown off when she was caught in crossfire in Syria. Her jaw was reconstructed at AUBMC and INARA provided a caseworker to ensure a smooth process. She is currently undergoing treatment for tooth implants and INARA is funding this medical treatment.
Updates from the field:
The gap in provision of healthcare for refugee children who have catastrophic life-threatening or life-altering injuries from conflict zones or the refugee context.
What we do
We currently provide medical care to Syrian refugees, Palestinian refugees from Syria and other refugee children impacted by conflict, in Lebanon. Through partnering with the American University of Beirut Medical Centre (AUBMC), we fund reconstructive, plastic and orthopedic surgery for soft tissue wounds and burn scars which have a physiological impact. If a child is referred to INARA and pre-existing medical care is available, we work to connect them to our network of humanitarian organisations and medical service providers.
What distinguishes us?
INARA's programme was borne out of Arwa Damon's (CNN Senior International Correspondent) direct experience on the ground in conflict zones. An internal assessment conducted in 2015 highlighted gaps in the provision of healthcare to refugee children in Lebanon. This verified the need for an organisation to respond to gaps in pre-existing medical care whilst also ensuring that we did not duplicate efforts of other humanitarian organisations. We provide a dedicated caseworker to each child who follows the case from the start to the end of treatment. INARA has built a strong network of humanitarian organisations and medical providers. This allows us identify existing healthcare provision and connect the child successfully.