Guidelines to Referral Health Care in Lebanon
I. I. Introduction
Since the onset of the civil war in Syria, 2 million people have fled to neighboring countries. By December 20 2013, 790,000 Syrians have been registered with UNHCR Lebanon office. Refugees in Lebanon are living among the Lebanese population, in an urban setting consisting of rented rooms, apartments, or in self-organized tented settlements.
In addition, Lebanon hosts around 15,000 persons of concern (asylum seekers and refugees) mainly from Iraq, Sudan and Somalia.
The standard operating procedures (SOP) for referral care cover all the refugee populations living in Lebanon. These SOPs outline the policies and procedures for referral care in Lebanon, including the limits in health assistance that can be provided.