We have been awarded $80,750 by the Ohrstrom Foundation. This is the second year in a row that we have received funding from them.
This money will be used to expand the scale of our activities and respond more effectively to the overwhelming need for life-altering medical treatment amongst refugees in Lebanon.
The grant will be used to cover the operational costs of running the organization. Money will be spent on:
- Expanding the INARA team by hiring new staff members. This will enable us to grow as an organization and treat more children
- Marketing and promotion to ensure that more people are aware of our work, in turning helping us to raise more money
- Beginning to set up our operations regionally, initially by focusing on Turkey.
INARA’s founder and president, Arwa Damon, said: “We’re so pleased that our relationship with the Ohrstrom Foundation is continuing for another year. The funds we received previously helped us to secure key staff members, which in turn meant that our organization could help more refugee children with the medical treatment they need.
“As the Syrian refugee crisis continues, this operational funding is vital for us to grow and respond to the gaps in medical provision.”