Rehabilitation and physiotherapy for Syrian refugees with disabilities in Jordan

With your help, the Za'Atari refugee camp now has a mobile unit for providing the treatment people need

Mobile unit for Syrian refugees in Za’atari Mobile unit for Syrian refugees in Za’atari

Thanks to your support, we have raised the €30,000 euros necessary to buy a mobile unit providing access to rehabilitation and physiotherapy in the Syrian refugee camp of Za'atari in Jordan.

Since the civil war started in Syria in 2011, more than 4.8 million people have been forced to leave their homes. Of these, around 80,000 have crossed the border and are now settled in the Za'atari refugee camp.

The NGO Foundation for the Social Promotion of Culture (FPSC) holds a special clinic specializing in physiotherapy and rehabilitation services for refugees with disabilities at the Za'atari camp. They mainly care for children with cerebral palsy, offering therapeutic and psychosocial services, medicines and technical support from walking sticks and crutches through to wheelchairs and orthopedic devices. They treat youngsters like Marwan, an eight year-old with diplegic cerebral palsy, who was able to walk with the aid of crutches after five months of physiotherapy, despite having weakened lower limbs and no muscle mass in his back and abdomen.

Za'atari is actually a city that lacks the services that any other city of this size would have in our country. This means there is no transport to get to the clinic where patients receive this care. Thanks to your donation, the camp now has a mobile unit that can take patients to the clinic for treatment.

Since it started, the FPSC has dealt with 2,050 people in Jordan, providing technical support for 70% of them. With your contribution we can continue providing more opportunities for this generation and the other thousands of people who have fled Syria to Jordan in search of refuge.

Without your help, going to the clinic to get physiotherapy and rehabilitation services would be impossible. Thank you so much!