Campaign ends on: 2019-01-01 12:52:41
Who we are?
Karma is a Lebanese non-profit organization founded in May 2015. Through fundraising and personal donations, we give underprivileged children in Lebanon with chronic or severe diseases the medical treatment they could not otherwise receive through personal means.
Since 2015, we have successfully supported the treatment of 79 patients and currently have 11 cases under our care.
For more information please visit our website http://karma-leb.org
Why do we need your support?
Cancer involves long-term and costly medical treatment, which necessitates monthly payments to the hospital for the continuation of the treatment. Currently, Karma is currently taking care of 11 children, with 1 child on the waiting list. These children are fighting against various types of cancer and require sustained treatment, otherwise they face the risk of relapse or the deterioration of their health
Through our Give a Future Campaign, we are looking to raise $10,000. Every dollar raised will allow us to continue the treatment of the children already under our care and to adopt a new case from our waiting list.
Why is our work important?
The Lebanese healthcare system is highly privatized and expensive, and this affects vulnerable and marginalized populations living within Lebanon. As such, many children with critical and/or chronic diseases in Lebanon are vulnerable to living with their disease without proper treatment. Karma aims to fill this gap and give vulnerable children the medical treatment they need.
Lebanese children: The Lebanese healthcare system does not cover anyone who does not have Social Security. Practically, this means that any person who does not work or whose employer did not register him/her in the Social Security Network is not covered by the state health insurance.
Statistics show that 52% of Lebanese people do not have healthcare and only 27% can afford private, full insurance coverage. For Lebanese who cannot have Social Security, the Ministry of Public Health only provides health coverage precariously and in very specific cases. Thus the majority of Lebanese citizens are either uninsured or underinsured.
Refugee children (Syrian, Iraqi, Sudani, etc.): The Lebanese healthcare system does not cover the healthcare costs of refugees and though the UNHCR states that it will cover 75% of medical costs, its assistance only includes refugees whose condition is life-threatening and excludes those who are in need of care but whose lives are not (yet) at risk. Thus, cancer is not considered to be a “life threatening” condition and refugee children with cancer do not receive any assistance from the UN. At the same time, refugees are often unable to purchase privatized healthcare due to their unofficial status within the country and the high-price of the insurance itself.
What are other ways you can help Karma’s Children?
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Karma is a Lebanese, non-profit, non-governmental organisation registered at the Lebanese Ministry of Interior in November 2015 (No. 2565.) Through fundraising and personal donations, Karma raises funds to pay for the tertiary medical treatment of underprivileged and refugee children in…Full biography