We are happy to report that the Local Committee for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled—Askar Camp (Nablus, West Bank) received a specially-equipped bus for t" /> We are happy to report that the Local Committee for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled—Askar Camp (Nablus, West Bank) received a specially-equipped bus for t" />

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Askar Camp Bus Campaign
Askar refugee camp, occupied Palestine
We are happy to report that the Local Committee for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled—Askar Camp (Nablus, West Bank) received a specially-equipped bus for the transport of disabled children, (particularly those with encephalic palsy).

The Local Committee for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled-Askar Camp, have been operating the bus as part of its activities in providing children with direct rehabilitation services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy, psychological and social counselling, regular follow up home visits with continuous medical assessment, and social integration activities such as summer camps, and arts workshops and special activity days through the year.

They have been directly working in the following villages and refugee camps: Azmout, Rujeeb, Kufr Qallel, Balata, Balad, Balata camp, Iraq Tayeh, Mt. Askar, Masaken, Shabiyah, Bareed, New Askar camp, Old Askar camp. There were approximately 150 children with encephalic palsy in these areas who had no services provided for their rehabilitation and minimal services to their families. Moreover, there were more than 300 children with severe disabilities that were unable to travel by regular transportation.

This bus has not only provided the refugee children with physical mobility, but social mobility as well. It has enabled them to engage with their social environs and has provided them with opportunities for growth and comfortable social interaction not otherwise accessible.

We were very grateful for an anonymous sponsorship of £25,000 for the purchase of this desperately needed resource to the Palestinian refugee community in Askar camp, including the special adaptation of the bus for wheelchair use, a lift, and other adaptations.