"Through the MOBILE UNIT created thanks to this fantastic Be Charitable initiative, comprised of a physiotherapist and a social worker (responsible for assessing their needs and preparing inclusive activities), and the hiring of two vehicles, we provide “home” services (door-to-door) within and outside the Za’atari and Azraq camps in northern Jordan and we attend to refugees with disabilities who find it difficult to get to the Fundación Promoción Social clinics in the camp in order to undergo physiotherapy.
With the help of two vehicles and the team on the ground, more than 850 rehabilitation and physiotherapy sessions were given to 471 refugees and/or local vulnerable disabled persons.
The benefit to these people, mostly children, can only be measured in terms of the relief provided in very difficult situations, as well as this sense of inclusion and hope that the mobile unit has brought to the doors of their homes during these eleven months.
¡Thank you Fundación MAPFRE!"
Since 2013, the Fundación Promoción Social de la Cultura has been running a clinic specialized in physiotherapy and rehabilitation services for refugees with disabilities in the Syrian refugees camp in Za'atari (Jordan) where people with disabilities account for approximately 15% of the population. The clinic mainly provides care to children with cerebral palsy, who receive therapeutic and psychosocial services, medicines and technical help, such as walking sticks and crutches or wheelchairs and orthopedic devices. But not all people with disabilities can get to this clinic since in some cases the clinic is quite far away and they cannot afford to pay for the transport to get there. On other occasions there are no carers available that can take them and stay with them in the clinic while they receive treatment.
Thanks to the Mobile Unit the patients, almost all of whom are children, can travel from the different areas in which they live to the clinic and receive the rehabilitation and physiotherapy sessions they need, as well as a much needed sense of relief and hope.