Kamed El Loz Development Center
What We Do ?
Located West Bekaa Kamid al lawz (or Kamid el-Loz) is known for its archeological importance for scientists, thus this town was the site of major German archaeological excavations between 1963 and 1981, one of the most important sites in Lebanon where archaeologists found and recorded many spectacular buildings, which are very important to the history of the region. The region is also located on the borders with Syria, thus hundreds of Syrians flee from their homes to Bekaa during the past 6 years to Kamed Al Loz, while 361,104 refugees according to UNHCR are registered in Bekaa region.
Since 2014, Amel has expanded its health activities in the centre to address Syrian refugees needs, with the support of MDM (MEDECINS DU MONDE). The centre is now providing vulnerable beneficiaries with a comprehensive primary health care package (general and specialized consultations, provision of drugs and awareness sessions). A small fee is charged to allow beneficiaries to access healthcare services at the centre in order to cover running costs. The medical team MMU is also providing care for displaced in the neighboring areas as well as medical services and medicines.
Child protection The centre offers child protection activities for Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian children refugees with the support OF UNICEF. This project includes psycho-social support, psychological consultations, learning by playing activities, awareness sessions for parents, recreational activities, community events and outreach. Number of interventions given by this center to both local and refugees during 2016: 77760