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Karak Hospital

July 17, 2019

The challenge Karak is in the South of Jordan and has been described as ‘the forgotten corner of the Syrian Crisis’ with more than 20,000 refugees residing in the region. Syrian refugees who have found shelter in Karak, Tefile, Qatrane and other small villages are arriving at the hospital seeking emergency medical treatment. Unfortunately, these […]

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The challenge
Karak is in the South of Jordan and has been described as ‘the forgotten corner of the Syrian Crisis’ with more than 20,000 refugees residing in the region. Syrian refugees who have found shelter in Karak, Tefile, Qatrane and other small villages are arriving at the hospital seeking emergency medical treatment.

Unfortunately, these areas are not the focus of humanitarian aid in Jordan; the local governments are stretched too thin and cannot help the refugees.

Our aim
We aim to help the most needy and support the hospitals’ doctors and nurses to care for as many vulnerable refugees as possible, to provide crucial treatments, lifesaving surgeries and any additional methods of support they may need.

Medical care for Syrian refugees
The hospital is run by our partners The Comboni Missionary Sisters who provide essential and lifesaving medical treatment for Syrian refugees. It is the only hospital in the region with the necessary equipment and experienced staff required to perform the treatments needed; treatments such as dialysis for the increasing number of children suffering from kidney problems or emergency surgeries.

Many of the Syrian refugees requiring emergency surgery are young mothers who urgently need a caesarean section in order to safely delivery their babies.

Without the care of the hospital’s surgeons and the excellent care of Sr.Clara, who oversees the postnatal ward, both mother and baby could very likely die in childbirth. With IRT’s support, the hospital is able to treat mothers and babies who desperately need their help.

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The hospital also sees many Syrian refugees who are sick and require antibiotics to treat infection and fever. The unsanitary living conditions many of the refugees are forced to live in mean they are highly susceptible to infections, especially young children. The Sisters and staff at the hospital ensure these children receive the necessary treatments and medication to recover from their infections.

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Italian Hospital, Amman

July 17, 2019

The Challenge Many of the Syrian refugees arrive in Jordan sick and injured, or they become sick and succumb to infections because of the overcrowded living conditions. The high levels of stress also cause complications and premature births in many of the women. WE ARE HAVING NOW AT LEAST 300 OR MORE, OUTPATIENTS AND MANY […]

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The Challenge
Many of the Syrian refugees arrive in Jordan sick and injured, or they become sick and succumb to infections because of the overcrowded living conditions. The high levels of stress also cause complications and premature births in many of the women.

WE ARE HAVING NOW AT LEAST 300 OR MORE, OUTPATIENTS AND MANY INPATIENTS EACH DAY. MANY MANY OPERATIONS, ENDLESS DELIVERIES, CAESAREAN SECTION (AT LEAST 5-6 PER DAY). DUE TO STRESS, THERE ARE MANY PREMATURE DELIVERIES AND COMPLICATIONS FOR THE MOTHERS.” – SR. ELIZABETH CHAKKIATH, DIRECTOR OF THE ITALIAN HOSPITAL, AMMAN

Our Aim
We aim to help the most needy and to support the hospitals’ doctors and nurses to care for as many vulnerable refugees as possible, to provide crucial treatments, lifesaving surgeries and any additional methods of support they may need.

Medical care for Syrian refugees
The hospital is run by our partners The Dominican Sisters Of The Presentation and treats as many people as possible in its outpatient department, but some have to be admitted, increasing costs. Medical care includes treating scabies (very common due to the overcrowded, unhygienic conditions the refugees are forced to live in).

MANY OF THE CHILDREN ALSO DEVELOP SERIOUS INFECTIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE SO WEAK AND MALNOURISHED.

More serious illnesses such as kidney stones, nephrostomy, gastroscopy and bone infections require surgery. Because of the conditions and stress of fleeing the bombing in Syria many women suffer complicated pregnancies and require caesarean sections.

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