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MOBILITY AND HEALTH

Our Mission

Mobility and Health participates in the social reintegration of people in need,
focusing on people living with disabilities.

 

It supports people through their entire recovery process by providing diverse health consultations, distributing mobility equipment and adapting living spaces.

 

In 1994, Mobility and Health created the division “Accès et Droit” within the Ministry of Social Affairs. The division single-handedly passed governmental policy, Law 220, that financially and socially protects all Lebanese disabled people.

History

  1. arcenciel’s first step

    In 1985, amidst the Lebanese civil war, five friends took action and began thinking of ways to support the increasing number of Lebanese people living with war-related physical disabilities. In response, arcenciel spawned from the Mobility and Health program

  2. The first medical consultations

    The first physical therapy and medical consultations unit opens its doors in the Jisr el Wati center in Beirut.

  3. Beginning of mobility equipment production and creation of Rights and Access

    The program creates its own mobility equipment production center.

    arcenciel and the Ministry of Social Affairs launched the « Rights and Access » national program for social security coverage and institutional representation of disabled people.

  4. Expanding throughout Lebanon

    The program extends its activity and impact by establishing units in Halba, Taanayel and Marjayoun

  5. Bill 220 creates new rights

    « Rights and Access » program passes Bill 220. The bill enables people with disabilities to be reimbursed for all or part of their mobility equipment and various treatments. It imposes a quota requiring companies to hire a minimum number of disabled people.

Activities

Dispensaries of medical and paramedical care

Regardless of a person’s ability to pay, all people receive quality healthcare from arcenciel's medical specialists. Some treatments include physical therapy, speech therapy, emergency care and quality monitoring. 
For more information: 01565655 ext. 2149

Mobility equipment distribution and production

These workshops repair and distribute mobility equipment to all those in need. The factory is run mostly by people with disabilities who work efficiently and safely to aid other’s with disabilities.
For more information: 01565655 ext. 2115

Projects

  • Social Protection for 9 vulnerable municipalities

    January 2016 – January 2018 arcenciel and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have been carrying out a 24-month long project

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  • Response to health care and food needs of most vulnerable Syrian and Iraqi refugees

    November 2015 – October 2016 arcenciel carries out numerous projects throughout Lebanon to help improve the life conditions of refugees

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  • Improving living conditions for Syrian refugees with disabilities in Akkar

    January 2015 – December 2015 This collaboration project between arcenciel and UNHCR, named “Improving living conditions for Syrian refugees with

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  • Improvement of Social Integration of Disabled People in the Middle East through Accessibility

    September 2011 – September 2015 arcenciel is part of the project “Improvement of Social Integration of Disabled People in the

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Partners

Contact us

Jisr el Bacha Center

John Kennedy St, Jisr el Bacha, Sin el Fil,
PO.Box 16.5216, Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: 961.1.495561 Ext.1307
Fax: 961 1 512107