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Syrian Refugee Kids Have Surgery in Jordan

Six-year-old Yousef Obaid and 17-year-old Areej Alhinidi, Syrian refugees from Azraq camp escaped the war to live in Mafraq city in northern Jordan This week the PCRF sponsored both for urological surgery at Al-Harmeen Hospital by Dr. Tawfeeq Al-Bousta and Dr. Najih Alomari. 

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Brazilian/Colombian Hand Surgery Team Returns to Palestine

This week, a four-member team of hand surgeons began a week of volunteering for the PCRF at Alian Hospital in the West Bank town of Hebron. Led by returning hand surgeon, Dr. Rui Ferreira from SOS MÃO Recife Rua Minas Gerais in Brazil, and including surgeon Dr. Constanza Moreno Serrano from Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá 

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New Dialysis Hospital for Refugees Starts Treating Patients in Lebanon

On February 20th, the first dialysis session at the new Palestine Red Crescent Society kidney care unit in the Beddawi refugee camp was provided to a patient in need. The new department started on a small scale of three patients, and will soon grow to care for thirty-one refugees who currently have to travel hours to Beirut or Saida a few times a week for dialysis care. 

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Australian Occupational Therapist Helps Refugees in Lebanon

This week, Merlin Nathan, an occupational therapist from Australia, returned to Lebanon to help treat disabled refugee children and to train personnel in local NGOs in Northern Lebanon, while her husband Dr. Francis Nathan provides sight-saving surgery. Merlin has volunteered on many past missions for the PCRF to Lebanon and Palestine. 

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Palestinian Burn Victim Has Surgery in Atlanta

Anwar Barash is an 18 yr old girl from Ramallah who was only three years old when she was accidently burned by boiling oil on her head, leaving her scarred and in need of reconstructive surgery. 

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Palestinian Girl Undergoes Surgery in Dallas

11-year-old Mira Amarna is a from the West Bank town of Jenin who was born with a back deformity that she could not be treated in Palestine. The PCRF sent the girl with her mother to the Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas Texas, where she has been receiving specialized care to treat her spina bifida. 

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Australian Eye Surgeon Treats Refugees in Lebanon

This week, Dr. Frances Nathan, an ophthalmic surgeon who has been on nearly 20 volunteer missions for the PCRF in the Middle East, saving the sight of thousands of poor people, started a volunteer mission at Al Bashaer Center located in Tripoli in northern Lebanon. 

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Urgent Humanitarian Relief For Gaza Hospital

This week, the PCRF humanitarian projects department provide 50 oxygen flowmeter and 500 Oxygen Nebulizers to the neonatal department in Al Naser Hospital in Gaza. These devices are to be used urgently for the newborn babies in need of support that they otherwise cannot get locally due to the lack of materials and medicine in Gaza. 

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Syrian Girl Has Surgery in Jordan

This week, four-year-old Hazar Alhafyan, a Syrian refugee living in Jordan, was sponsored through the PCRF's One-Time Sponsorship Program to undergo left femoral surgery at Istishari Hospital by Dr. Munther Soudi. Thanks to all of our donors for helping to support this child's operation.

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Syrian Boy Sponsored for Surgery in Jordan

This week, eight-year-old Ali Alhariri Alhariri, a Syrian refugee living in Irbid in northern Jordan, underwent for orthopedic surgery at Society Rosary Sister Hospital through the support of the PCRF's One-Time Sponsorship Program.

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Palestinian Sent Back to India for a Heart Transplant

Four years ago Nineteen-year-old Omar Shourti from the West Bank town of Nablus was diagnosed with complete heart failure, and his only chance to survive is a heart transplant surgery, which is not available to him in Palestine. Last January the PCRF sent Omar to India, where he was expected to undergo a heart transplant.

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Three Syrian Refugees Sponsored for Surgery

This week, three refugee children from Syria were sponsored for ENT surgery at At Jabl Alzytoneh Hospital by Dr. Ali Shraa. 10-year-old Ammar Radi, 5-year-old Byan Radi, and 7-year-old Hamza Alfairs were sponsored for surgery through the PCRF's "One-Time Sponsorship Surgery Program"

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Palestinian Refugee Sponsored for Surgery in Jordan

Through our One-Time Surgery Sponsorship Program, three-year-old Ahmad Ismaeel Abo Saleh, a Palestinian refugee living in the Gaza Camp in northern Jordan, underwent complex urological surgery this week at Al-Harmeen Hospital.

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Hebron Girl Arrives in Chicago for a New Leg

10-year-old Ranea from Hebron arrived in Chicago this week to be fitted for a new prosthetic leg. She is being cared for by Lurie Children's Hospital, who are sponsoring her treatment.

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Maxillofacial Team Moves to Lebanon

This week, a four-member team of doctors moved their mission from Jordan to Lebanon to provide maxillofacial surgery on Syrian and Palestinian refugees.

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Nephrologist Volunteers to Assess Needs in Palestine

This week, Dr. Reem Jayyousi, a Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Audit lead for the Department of Nephrology, Leicester John Walls Renal Unit at the University of Leicester in the UK, has been in the West Bank visiting departments of nephrology to assess their material and human resource needs in an effort to help improve the quality of care in Palestine.

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Maxillofacial Team Starts Mission in Jordan

This week, a three-member team of surgeons from North and South American started operating on refugee children in Jordan with cleft lip and palate deformities.

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Italian Plastic Surgery team Returns to Palestine

This week, a six-member team of doctors and nurses from Bergamo, Italy returned to Palestine to volunteer in treating children in need of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Led by Dr. Enrico Robotti, the Chief of the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, and includes surgeons Dr. Bernardo Righi and Dr. Omar Jaber, anesthesiologist Dr. Alberto Benigni, and nurses Isabella Pesenti and Elisabetta Piazzalunga.

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American Cardiologist Returns to our Cancer Department

This week, San Francisco Bay area pediatric cardiologist Dr. Mike Cooper returned to the Huda Al Masri Pediatric Cancer Department in Beit Jala Hospital in Bethlehem to provide echocardiography screening for patients, as well as continued training for local patients.

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Hygiene Kit Distribution Continues in the West Bank

This week, the PCRF field workers are distributing hygiene kits for poor and needy children throughout the West Bank.

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Syrian Baby Sponsored for Surgery in Jordan

This week, one-year-old Mohammed Ikrad a Syrian refugee living in Ramtha north of Jordan. He was sponsored through our "One-Time Sponsorship Program" pediatric urological surgery at Istikhlal Hospital by Dr. Tawfeeq Al-Bousta.

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Syrian Girl Has Surgery in Amman

This week, four-year-old Islam Mari, a Syrian refugee from Dera'a living in Amman was sponsored by the PCRF for ENT surgery.

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Ten-year-old Iraqi Child Sponsored for Surgery in Jordan

This week, ten-year-old Mustafa Odai Hasan, an Iraqi child living in Irbid, northern Jordan, was sponsored by the PCRF for urological surgery at Istikhlal Hospital by Dr. Tawfeeq Al-Bousta.

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Neurosurgery for Syrian Child in Jordan

This week, nine-month-old Adam Rahmon, a refugee from Dera'a in southern Syria and living in Amman, was sponsored for pediatric neurosurgery to help correct his hydrocephalus.

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American Doctor Trains Locals on Women's Health

This week, Dr. Munther Alaiwat, a Professor in the Department of OBGYN at Michigan State University, is volunteering to train local doctors in a variety of surgical and medical practices at Rafidiah Hospital in Nablus.