The two year old child was diagnosed in June 2012 with immunodeficiency where she must receive two sets of inoculations every 20 days. The cost of each injection is approximately $800 USD, an enormous cost for her father who makes less than $150 a month.
Short of outside financial assistance, the two year old Amira Shtaiwi will face certain death.
Amira’s parents lost their home when Nahr el Bared refugee camp was completely destroyed in 2007. Since then, UNRWA has been raising funds from donor countries to support the displaced refugees and to rebuild the Camp.
UNRWA continued to use those funds to pay for the highly paid international staff managing the reconstruction of the camp, and until recently provided financial assistance, including medical needs for the displaced refugees.
Providing one year medical assistance to Amira Shtaiwi comes to less one month salary of just one highly paid international staff- hired in the first place to serve the same refugees.
United Nations Relief and Wok Agency for Palestine Refugees is urged to save Amira’s life and resume providing vital medical and maintain the same level of housing assistance for the displaced residents from Nahr el Bared Refugee Camp until completing the rebuilding efforts and concluding the mission of UNRWA’s Reconstruction Commission and its highly paid staff.