Commitment to Action

Life Saving Healthcare for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Commitment by

Unipol Gruppo Finanziario SpA

In 2016, Unipol committed to provide humanitarian assistance to more than 300 refugees over two years in Lebanon, which is host to the highest number of Syrian refugees in proportion to its population size. Unipol will contribute a cash donation to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which will provide treatment for emergency and lifesaving secondary and tertiary healthcare, such as normal and caesarian deliveries, as well as hospitalization costs and surgeries for emergency care. Rather than establishing new services, UNHCR will offset costs to ensure that Syrian refugees can access quality public healthcare. Complementing this donation, Unipol will raise awareness of the plight of Syrian refugees in host countries by implementing a communication campaign in Italy. With approximately 15,000 employees and over 16 million customers, Unipol will give UNHCR the possibility to reach a widespread audience. In addition, clients subscribing to Unipol life insurances will be given the option to indicate UNHCR among their beneficiaries, providing a key fundraising opportunity for UNHCR.

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Commitment

Life Saving Healthcare for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Launched

2016

Est. Duration

2 years

Estimated Total Value

$471,304

Region

Europe, Middle East & North Africa

Countries

ITALY, LEBANON

Commitment by

Unipol Gruppo Finanziario SpA

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

United Nations Refugee Agency