• Office Address: Badaro, Benoit Baraket St.
  • (+961) 76 889 196

Who We Are

Founded in May 2015, Karma is a Lebanese non-profit, non-governmental organisation registered with the Lebanese Ministry of Interior in November 2015 under the registration number 2565. Through fundraising activities and individual donations, we raise money to pay for the tertiary medical treatment of refugee and underprivileged children residing in Lebanon. Karma provides not only financial but also psyho-social relief to children suffering from long-term and severe diseases. These children often come from vulnerable communities and are unable to receive treatment otherwise. Since Karma upholds that every child deserves access to healthcare regardless of nationality, ethnic origin, religion, social class, or diagnosis, we makes no distinction between children receiving support and always aim to assist the underprivileged .

Karma’s main focus lies in funding tertiary health care, i.e. treatment for chronic and severe diseases, of children and adolescents. We work closely with patients and their families  ensure that their needs are met and that they understand both the treatment and health care system here in Lebanon. Karma’s members and volunteers know each case intimately,  and therefore every child patient has a face and name.

Karma is organized by passionate and dedicated people. Every member of our team operates on a voluntary basis. We share the common belief that everyone has a right to health care and we work hard to make that a reality. All of the funds we raise goes toward paying for medical treatment for children.

Karma and The Lebanese health system

A huge gap in Lebanon between the private and the public health sectors.

Many Lebanese do not benefit from any public or private health insurance and are therefore dependent on the services of the Ministry of Health, which partially refunds medical treatments administered in hospitals. Since the outbreak of the Syrian war, large numbers of refugees fled to Lebanon. In November 2015, the total number of registered Syrian refugees amounted to 1,075,637 persons, a majority of which belong to the deprived social segment, and are therefore dependent on aid organizations for the provision of basic services, including health care. In addition, the number of Palestinian refugees registered at the UNRWA amounts to 455,000 persons, most of them living in precarious conditions in one of the country’s 12 refugee camps. An unknown but increasing number of Iraqi refugees also live in the country.