INARA currently has offices in Beirut, Lebanon and Gaziantep, Turkey and serves vulnerable children across these two locations through our three programs.
INARA’s medical program seeks to improve injured children’s physical health and quality of life through financial support and increased access to services. We work with health institutions to provide access to life-altering medical care for conflict impacted children who are unable to access or afford treatment.
We fully cover all medical treatments, surgeries, and logistical costs involved in supporting the child until they are fully healed, which can take years. We also provide case management services and pair each beneficiary with a case worker who manages and oversees their treatment journey.
On average it costs $8,000 to completely heal a child.
At INARA, we fundamentally believe that mental health is as important as physical health. In order for a child to fully heal, they need to process the trauma they went through, understand it, and overcome it.
Our in-house mental health program is run by mental health professionals specialized in child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry as well as pediatric trauma.
At the start of the child’s journey, the child and adolescent psychiatrist conducts an assessment to determine the child’s needs and develops a personalized treatment plan. Treatment includes one-on-one therapy sessions, and as needed medication or other forms of therapy, such as speech and psychomotor therapy, etc.
Children can stay in this program for as long as they need. INARA is one of the few NGOs that provide this type of care for this specific vulnerable population.
This program enables INARA to redirect a portion of funding and resources to respond to crises and emergencies as needed. It was used in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Beirut Blast, and the war in Ukraine.
Through these three pillars, INARA provides a holistic approach for the treatment of conflict impacted children who can only truly heal when all their injuries are catered to.
We have seen the profound effect of our work and witnessed first-hand how a child’s narrative shifts from one that is defined by cruelty, injustice and trauma, to one of possibilities and hope for a better future.